The Future

Scholarship Entrant: Brittney from Lawrenceville, Georgia
Essay Question: If you could earn a living doing what you love most, what would it be, and how would it change the world? Describe the specific goals you would set to make that dream a reality.
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When I was younger I was always changing careers. I wanted to become a respiratory therapist, journalist, filmmaker, etc. It was hard seeing everyone have a clear picture of their future, and my future was still fuzzy. Especially when you are younger and teachers and family ask you what you want be when you grow up. When I was seventeen I read the book “The Help”, and researched Medgar Evers my whole perspective on life seemed to change. I wanted to be in the fight for racial justice. I am going to become a constitutional rights attorney. I am a young African American female. I have gotten a lot of back lash for my dream; not a lot of people see me as a lawyer. I know most of the Constitution of the United States of America, Civil rights Act of 1964, and the Voting Rights act of 1965. I am the right person for the job. Before, I never valued my history. I was like every other young person in America. I thought the Civil Rights movement was just Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, and Malcolm X, but it was more than that it was Thurgood Marshall, Barbara Jordan, and Julian Bond names you do not hear very much about. I fell in love with my history. I realized I came from a powerful group of people. How I want to change the world is by bettering my community first. Mylie Evers said that its time for a new civil rights movement. Everyday black men and woman are being killed over police brutality. If you want to make a change you start with the law. Charles Hamilton Houston says, “A lawyer who is not a social engineer is a social parasite.” The world is changing more and more every day. In today’s society it is not just African Americans that need civil rights, but woman, lesbians/gays, religion, minorities, etc. When I become a Lawyer it will not be a job for the money, but for the lives I helped.

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