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This ad puts the lie to opinions that exploitation as national policy has ended. The U.S., through its' major corporations and government agencies with roam the world, spend billions of dollars to keep its own economy rich. but the U.S. is too "poor" to afford adequate housing, health care and the means of providing health and delivery technicians for its' minorities.

This ad is more than subtle in maintaining the stereotype that Africa is a native over-run jungle. Note the "primitive" in the canoe. By easy extension this ad purports that if it were not for benevolent whites, the Black man would still be in loincloths. I infer that if the Nigerians derived the slightest benefit of the oil that fact would be emblazoned somewhere within the ad. Since, it is not, I can only conclude that t he extraction of this oil is an even bigger ripoff than that which long existed in the Arab nations.

Closer to home, the University of Utah, travels the breadth of the U.S. searching for Negroes for its' athletic teams. these students receive generous scholarships. However, the University is too poor and must recruit only within Utah, when the issue is the admission of Black students from out of state into medical school or more generous distribution of scholarship to its College of Medicine students.

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About Myself

I would describe myself as an intellectual radical by choice as much as by hint of circumstances. I was guided towards white middle-class values by my parents as well as my schooling; though I lived in a low income project surrounded by predominantly white hating Blackspeople. In addition, in grammar school for seven years, I was the only Black child and the smartest student in a school with over 500 white students. The latter fact did not sit well with the students or their parents; thus, they assured that my grammar school years were full of fights and social frustration.

My relations with my parents have been consistently poor. My father is a good man but emotionally distant; I must say he tried to be a better father. My mother and I have never gotten along. She is a religious fanatic, which is the reason my father divorced her, and overly protective of her children, which is the reason I left home. I didn't have a real date until I was 19 years old.

The group which should have contained my friends as a child, only contained those who considered me odd. Though try as I might to adapt either to my white classmates or to my Black neighbors, I always exhibited detrimental traits of the other group. Needless to say this led to a very confused childhood, but out of this confusion and rejection two traits developed: I became objective; I analyzed peoples values against the reality I experienced, accepting only those which were personally valid and I became extrovertish. I joined every organization I could in high school
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both to escape my mother and obtain a rudimentary social life.

I date the beginning of my life from June 30, 1967, when I left my mother's house. Since that time, I have tried to cram as many experiences as possible into my days to make up for lost time and in order to live up to a personal philosophy of accomplishing as much as possible for others as the conditions allow. The latter only vaguely suggests my dual motivation in life; ultimately, I want my life to have had a purpose when I die and I believe each man creates the purpose for his life. Now that I've gotten adolescents out of my system and am engaged, I have dedicated my life with or without a medical degree to the alleviation of human suffering and oppression. That is one reason why I want to be a doctor and why I have devoted much needed time to service activities despite heavy employment and academic responsibilities. I feel that in small ways I have already changed the future of the world; by persuading kids to stay in school, tutoring, advising, planning courses in Political Science and the Black Studies department.

I believe that the lack of financial resources and the number of hours a week (average approx. 32) I have had to work while in college have depressed my grades overall, in addition to the specific period, of the Spring of l967, when I was deeply depressed and frustrated by isolation from my peer group, a financial crisis, a poor relationship with my family and a failure in Organic Chemistry I, partly caused by the above, but which definitely reinforced the impact of the above coming together as it did, at the sometime. I went to the school psychologist for approximately a month but could not identify with him. Thus, that semester ended in
apparent academic suicide.

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I am interested in studying Family Medicine. I feel that the medical and psychological needs of the Black community are so diverse and widespread that my people need more than a number of doctors who have only a specialized knowledge of certain techniques, but a number of doctors who have a broad knowledge of the people's total needs, their attitudes and opinions, on a personal experience in addition to a broad spectrum of knowledge in medicine and other fields. These qualities, I believe, I can bring to my people because of the talents, training and experiences I have had, if given the opportunity to obtain a medical career.

I have been trained to conduct sensitivity sessions as a Freshman advisor and while an advisor I was praised for my ability. I also have the ability to sense the underlying moods and motivations of groups and to channel these into concrete actions. The latter ability has led to my being elected to a number of positions and nominations to several more. It is also responsible for my being asked to help open a free grammar school in the Bronx's Black-Puerto Rican ghetto; a project to which I will be totally devouted, if I do not attend medical school.

I thank your committee for extending to me the invitation to attend your school and I am encouraged by the implications increased recruitment of minority students holds.

William Anthony Robinson

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