When I transferred to my new school I had my first male teacher and he was strict, but by his strict ways he really helped me improve my grades from Fs to As and Bs.
See whenever my Uncle Lee died my dad was greatly depressed, and started avoiding my mom and I which started to tear our family apart. We all slowly started drifting apart.
Race was a big deal as I was growing up, one of my friends was invited to a party and was told he was allowed to bring one friend with him and he chose me. The next I was told I wasn't able to go because I was black. I was so mad I wanted to beat the boy that was hosting the party, Eddie.