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The Martin Luther King keynote address fundamentally challenged my understanding and perception of social structure and race in the United States. The address has encouraged me to
become more critical and aware of the social environment that I live in. The relationship between social structure and race is one that many people cannot see or are seemingly unaware of, because it is not obvious to us, especially those of the white race. It is interesting to ponder the advantages that coincides with being of the white race and the effects it has on social structure, and on others races, predominately people of color.
Being born into the white race is almost like being given a free pass for certain privileges and benefits which people of color are short-changed of. Simple things like attending a school where my peers and teachers are predominately of my race or never having to worry about being unfairly or rudely treated because of the color of my skin are taken for granted. I will never have to worry as I am sitting in a college classroom if people are questioning if I really earned the
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