Thank you so much for watching and thank you so much for posting.
I too felt for that boy.
It's scary to leave the only place you've ever known as home and go anywhere else. The culture shock I felt when I left was huge! And people have looked down on me because of my accent. I've been underestimated more than once because of the way I sound. Being treated that way is disheartening. It's a frightening enough experience already to have to start your life in a strange place, among people who are more well spoken and have been better educated than you. You feel pressured to prove that you're no dumb ####. To add to that that people think you're dumb and are expecting you to fail makes it worse.
I imagine being at school was hard for him. I'm sure he feared he would not be able to pass all the classes. I imagine the worry of how he was going to pay for it all haunted him day after day. Plus all the emotional baggage he brought with him....
it's very hard to come from poverty and that culture he came from and make a way for yourself....but it *is* possible. I am living proof. So is my husband. BUT had it not been for my sister whose only other option was THE MILITARY, we'd probably be dead in a ditch somewhere in the hills of Appalachia.