Bullying: Birmingham and Young Men Essay

Submitted By kvngjosh
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We beat the streets is about the three men who grew up on the rough streets of Newark, New Jersey. Rameck, George, and Sampson could easily have followed their childhood friends into drug dealing, gangs, and prison. But when a presentation at their school made the three boys aware of the opportunities available to them in the medical and dental professions, they made a pact among themselves that they would become doctors. It took a lot of determination and a lot of support from one another but despite all the hardships along the way, the three succeeded.
I realized that we beat the streets was very well written. There is never any misinterpretation of the meaning carefully embedded in the novel. I never found the novel to be boring; in fact I could not put it down. On a personal level I could relate to all three young men. At one point of the novel they thought school was overrated and did not have a care in the world. Once they took the time to actually apply themselves then their future became brighter. At one point they wanted to give up, everything became too over whelming, at that part in the novel I could really relate. Another thing I like about the book was that they were real about their stories and backgrounds.
The purpose of Sampson, Rameck & George writing this novel was to emphasize the importance of hard work and patience. These three young men all came from loving households, but grew up in a rough around the edges neighborhoods. None of