College Admissions Essay: The Melting Pot

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At eleven years old, I was introduced the Five Boroughs by grandmother while we stayed on Times Square over the summer, the two of us alone. I was terrified but more importantly, I was mesmerized. This was the Center of the Universe, from Chinatown to Coney Island, the city fit the definition of "the melting pot” that I have come to learn about but have never experienced. Life was distinct, bold, and true. I realized that New York wasn’t just a city, but a passage of life, a place that brings humankind together, creating us equal in the eyes of our nation. Our trip became a turning point in my life because of how I see it, being raised in the south created a bubble surrounded me and my environment. However, learning New York incited something

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