Interview代写 As I walked inside the door, I was welcomed with a smiling face. He led me inside to the living room and offered me a cup of tea.
As I walked inside the door, I was welcomed with a smiling face. He led me inside to the living room and offered me a cup of tea. The living room was spacious and cozy, filled with the scent of lavender. The sofas were laid out in a circular fashion, with a center table laden with cakes, biscuits, and sandwiches. Mr. Andrews was a family friend who had been a war veteran and being an African American I wanted to know about his experiences and the challenges he faced during his life. As we both seated ourselves comfortably on the sofa, Mr. Andrews smiled at me, and I took it as a sign to begin the discussion.
“So, Mr. Andrews, how long have you been living in America?” I asked, after taking a delightful sip of my tea. “Oh we’ve been living here ever since I was a baby. My parents came to live here in the late 70s, and then I was born. So, I’ve lived here all my life.”
“And how has the experience been so far?” I asked him, as he finished telling me his childhood stories. Interview代写
He smiled as he looked at me, and with a twinkle in his eye answered, “Well, it has been a bumpy ride.” Chuckling, he continued, “There were times when life was very difficult, African Americans were shunned by the majority, and we were hardly given changes. But, I was adamant. I wanted to be friends with everybody I met, and we were lucky to have neighbors who accepted us and made that dream of mine possible. Though I wouldn’t say that it has been easy. Every step of the way we were ridiculed. The trick sonny, is to not let it affect you.” He winked as he said that.
Pressing on, I asked him, “So, are you still friends with the people you met when you were younger?” “Oh, yes, yes, we’ve been in contact. My best friend,” he pointed to a picture on the mantle, “he and I are practically joined at the hip. Even now, we have to meet every weekend, and another friend Jacob from the army. We’ve been best buddies ever since we got to meet at the boot camp.”
“What was it like, being in the army?” I asked, feeling more and more intrigued by the wealth of knowledge this man possessed. “Oh, it was very tough, very tough I tell you. I wouldn’t deny that there were times when we thought we were not going to make it, but Alas! We were meant to live, and we did.”
“Is there anything you’d like to share from your experience of the war?” I asked apprehensively, feeling the atmosphere becoming tensed. A shadow fell across his face as I mentioned war and he went quiet for some time, before speaking. “The war is something I do not like to talk about. But there is one thing we learned out there, and that’s what I’ll tell you. On the battlefield, it doesn’t matter if you’re black, white, or any shade of brown. What matters is you stand on one side while the enemy stands on the other, and you have to have each other’s backs. That’s how you win.”
“Coming back to being an African American, would you say there is anything that needs to be changed in our systems, educational, political, social, any?” I asked, looking at him intently. He thought for a moment and then said, “I do believe that over the years things have improved marginally, but there is still a long ways to go where the interests of African American residents are concerned. There definitely needs to be an improvement in the educational and job opportunities being provided to them.”
“So would you suggest anything, when it comes to education reforms?” Interview代写
“Well, if I were to put it simply, I would like to have the educational reforms include a set number of scholarships for the African American kids, so they can focus on their studies more. Sports scholarships are already there, but I think there needs to be more opportunities provided to them just like other kids.”
“Do you think this would help in decreasing neighborhood crime in the area?” I asked, hoping to take his insight on the matter. He smiled sadly and said, “Drugs. They’ve destroyed the minds of our younger generation, be it a white or a black kid, they belong in schools, not out there, in gangs. I think these will be just a step in the right direction, our social system needs to be strong enough to prevent these kids from going down the wrong path.”
“Lastly, I’d just like to know, would you ever change any of it, everything that you have experience and everything that has happened so far?” He smiled as he thought to himself and then answered, “Well, I do believe that change is always for the better when it is done right.” And with that, he offered me a scone, and I closed off the interview with “So, to everybody reading your interview, is there any message that you would like to give?”
Mr. Andrews grinned widely and said, “Just this, live your life to the fullest and make the most of every moment. That’s the true success of life.” We both shared a grin at that and I took a bite off the scone his wife had made. Never had I ever had a more delicious scone in my life.