As a child i can remember hearing many of my family members talking about the education they did not receive.
Many of them did not receive the materials needed as in caucasian schools.
Because of that, most of their I.Q. levels reached about the sixth grade.
I have seen many older African-Americans who can not read or write because of the lack of education received.
My late grandfather, Ivory Lee Doyle, could not read or write because he was never taught.
He spent most of his "childhood" as a farm boy which caused him to drop out of school in about the first grade.
My grandmother, Annie Bell Doyle, tried to better herself but dropped out of school in the tenth grade, she went alot furth than he.
However, neither completed basic school or entered college.
Many people in my family have not received the highest college degree or attended the most popular colleges, or universities.
Although, I strive to be the best that I can be, not to be seen or uplifted, but just to be an encouragement to others.
I want to let others know you don't have to have a great financial background to better yourself.
Of course things may come to stop or maybe even dicourage us, but I know "Greater is he that is within me than he that is in the world."
With God on my side I can conquer anything.
So I say all that to say this, NEVER let this world get the best of, always do your best in life, and most importantly NEVER EVER put anything before GOD!!! :)