58 letters on the American Dream from San Marcos University students, San Diego, California, USA
letter 40: Scott

1. My mom migrated from Japan to the United States of America. She was a very talented woman, being on the Japanese Olympic volleyball team in 1976. After she felt she couldn’t achieve much more, she decided she would come to California, where she would remain for the rest of her years. She decided California, because who doesn’t love the great weather, and location of the greatest state. I am glad she chose California, because after being many other places in my life, I prefer this place over anything. Southern California is the place to be. It is the home to the greatest beaches, great shopping, and to the greatest people. Southern California has offered me many things which has molded my life, including racial discrimination. Naturally, when you think of Southern California, you think of the blond hair, blue eyed people. But when your not (like myself), you hear some comments about race. Sure it makes things different and perhaps a little more difficult, but it just teaches you things depending on how you look at it. Everyone has racial discrimination, so leaving this wonderful place isn’t the solution. Southern California is the place I love and the place I want to live my whole life.

2. The second question is unclear to me. I wasn’t sure if it was required to answer both questions. Not only that confusion, but the picture is unclear as well. Is it a literal picture, or my view of the picture. I am unsure how to answer this question, or if I should.