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Is writing about growing up in a dangerous inner city neighborhood a good essay topic?
I was thinking of writing about how living in a dangerous neighborhood in LA and witnessing things there shaped who I am now but I am not sure whether this topic is too cliche and I mainly do not want colleges assuming I was involved any crimes that I did not do. I no longer even live in LA and moved to a small rural town in NC about 6 years ago. I was planning on making points that mentioned that some of my friends there ended up dead or in jail and how that if I never left I would have followed up in the same path as them thus repeating a cycle that most minorities and lower income individuals as myself face. Again I don't want the colleges to assume I committed any crimes as most of my friends started to get involved in that kind of stuff right around or after I left LA. Thanks, any suggestions will be appreciated even if I have to change the entire essay.3 replies