For this class, Dr. Robert Lynch focused on race and identity in American Literature. We read a variety of pieces that focused on a wide array of races including black, Chinese, and Hispanic. In addition, some of the texts involved struggles with poverty. For each paper in this class, we were asked to choice from a selection of six prompts on the section of books we had read up to that point. We also had the option to design our own. I chose to express my own struggles with identity and race by writing about the ongoing battle of being black in America, supported by the texts; Fences by August Wilson, The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison, and Incident by Countee Cullen. By choosing a play, novel, and poem respectively I was able to analyze and explain that this theme is carried across multiple forms of literature. This paper meant so much to be because I felt like it was a way that I could express my inner feelings that I have had almost all my life, and show how I related to the texts all semester. This was one of my favorite classes of my entire freshman year, and the class that I overall did the best in. This paper particularly I earned a 97% on which for me gave me validation that the care and effort I put into it was recognized and appreciated.