Kareem Abdul Jabbar Essay

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1. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar background helped him climb up because starting from a lower class as his father worked as a policeman, not as highly paid as they are now, and his mother as a department store worker, he did not have as much money. Also growing up in a housing project in a racially diverse neighborhood, most kids always have a choice to stay or get out of there. I think the community, and the society he grew up in helped him realize he wanted a change. He didn’t want to struggle like everyone in his neighborhood. He knew the struggle, which motivated him to have the life he knew he deserved.

2. His parents used Kareem, knowing education was one of the ways to move up through the stratification, so by putting him in an all white school, with only one other African American knowing how intense segregation was in
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With the help of education influencing him, Kareem realized he was not only tall but an incredible basketball player. With his abilities he was given a scholarship to a private New York high school, that not only helped him receive the best education, but by being in a higher class of people they made him more noticeable. He then went on to hold records in New York and led his team to championships. Climbing the layers of society, coming from a low background the community and society, influenced him to reach higher, which lead to the realization of education being able to help reach that goal. Finally, with the help of education, it helped him realize his basketball abilities, that soon lead him into the National Basketball Association, where they pay big money for some of the best basketballs players in the world. Now Kareem has changed the game, he went from being influenced by his communities, to become a better person and go up the levels of society, to him himself becoming a very highly influential basketball player. Now he has gone from the powerless to the powerful influencing the young basketball society to climb up and reach their

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