Decoding her dreams
Meet Destiney ’23, a Computer and Information Science major who will enter her final year at Berea. Destiney grew up in Birmingham, Alabama, where the historic effects of segregation gave her the impression that her future was already determined.
“My sisters and I always heard, ‘You’re going to drop out, no one will hire you, you won’t make it,’” she said. “It’s so easy to believe all that and feel like just one wrong move sends you down the wrong path.” The shadow of historic racial segregation in jobs, housing, schools, and more felt almost inescapable. Destiney felt as if the script for her life had already been written.
After being accepted to Berea College, she declared a Computer and Information Science major and never looked back.
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