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Colonialism and Beyond Things Fall Apart and Heart of Darkness My whole education has taken place in the United States of America. It has consisted of people college, college, and grad school. I only had one teacher throughout my public school career who wasn't white. I had a female African American English teacher when I was in Junior High School. The student body of my junior high school was over ninety-percent black, yet our college was white with the exception of 2 black teachers. Therefore, during my whole elementary and Higher school professions I never watched a man of color in the front of the class. I vividly keep in mind that the only time black people (or non-whites) were discussed was history class, moreover, when we got to the chapter which dealt with slavery. I needed to make a big alteration in high school because my high school had been nicely within ninety-percent white (just the reverse of my jr. high school.) Fredrick Douglass, Sojourner Truth, and the Nat Turner rebellion was pretty much the extent of people of colour within the curriculum. I was raised in Springfield, Massachusetts and throughout my junior year of high school something unexpected occurred. College students from Smith College, Amherst College, and the University of Massachusetts failed an academic intervention by providing tutoring and actually sitting in on our ("minority student's) classes. This tutorial program became the Smith-Amherst Tutorial Project which allowed me to spend two summers after my junior and senior years of high school at Smith College, taking college-level classes. These courses have been taught by professors from Umass and Smith College who had been kind enough to give up a part of their summer for.