A Raisin in the Sun:

Equal Opportunity/Poverty/Education

Lupe Fiasco-Words I Never Said [Clean w/Lyrics in Description]

Lupe Fiasco: Words I never Said


"Your childs future was the first to go with budget cuts

If you think that hurts then, wait here comes the uppercut

The school was garbage in the first place, thats on the up and up"


The song talks about education being the last thing on our governments agenda for the most part. Todays society is more focused on celebrity tabloids than their own children's future's. It also talks about the struggle of improving poverty stricken schools so that each and every child has a equal opportunity at succeeding.

Eminem - Lose Yourself (Official Music Video)

Eminem: Lose Yourself


"All the pain inside amplified by the fact

That I can't get by with my 9 to 5

And I can't provide the right type of life for my family

Cause man, these god*amn food stamps don't buy diapers

And it's no movie, there's no Mekhi Phifer, this is my life

And these times are so hard, and it's getting even harder

Trying to feed and water my seed"


Eminem's "Lose Yourself" talks about the daily struggle of trying to raise your child in the ghetto. Without equal opportunity, these children and their parents have no other option that to work under qualified jobs so that they can continue to keep food on the table.

Eminem: Rock Bottom (lyrics)

Eminem: Rock Bottom


"My life is full of empty promises

And broken dreams

I'm hoping things will look up

But there ain't no job openings

I feel discouraged hungry and malnourished

Living in this house with no furnace, unfurnished

And I'm sick of working dead end jobs with lame pay

And I'm tired of being hired and fired the same day"


Rock Bottom is also about the struggle of finding a job and working your tail off to meet ends meet. Many people in the United States have to work multiple jobs just to pay their bills. They are never given the opportunity to leave and seek a better job because of the drop out factories that are typically associated with these area's. Many of the adults haven't finish high school or have a college degree and it's mostly because of things they had no control over.

Organizations and Leaders

The National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education

Summary of what the organization does: NAFEO was founded to provide an international voice for the nation's HBCUs and other equal educational opportunity institutions to place and maintain the issue of equal opportunity in higher education on the national agenda; to advocate policies,programs and practices designed to preserve and enhance HBCUs & PBIs; and to increase the active participation of blacks at every level in the formulation and implementation of policies and programs in American higher education.


The NAFEO is a national company that reaches out to poverty stricken youth. These teens and young adults are given special opportunities to better their lives. These programs help prove that although it's hard, you can make something out of growing up in poverty with a lesser education.

Equal Opportunity and Higher Education

Equal opportunity is a tool to provide qualified individuals with equal access to opportunities. Equal opportunity programs, including recruitment, outreach, and d have played a critical role in providing individuals with access to educational and professional opportunities they would otherwise have been denied despite their strong qualifications.


The Equal Opportunity gives children and adults opportunities to escape poverty. These individuals are given the tools they need to achieve a job of high standards or a higher education. Despite growing up in more harsh environments, they are given a second chance to become something greater.

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The Great Debaters

The Great Debaters:

The Ernest Green Story

Ernest Green: