"The reining in of expectations was the centerpiece of the outside world’s overall message, and it came through loud and clear. Limits had been defined, had been written into law and imposed on me long before I was even born. Therefore, I was forcefully advised to understand and accept that the burden would always be on me to see to it that my dreams were tailored to fit such width and breadth as the limited expectations assigned me could comfortably entertain. While “expectations” meant “the sky’s the limit” for those favored, that interpretation should never be expected to apply to cases like mine. I listened intently until each point had been driven home. Then I said, “Fuck you,” in the nicest way I could."
Sidney Poitier in The Measure of a Man
Florida State University. I took a walk while my friend was in class. The campus is gorgeous. The aesthetic is the same throughout giving the school a unified feel. Trees lined FSU’s Legacy Walk. The statue featured pays homage to three African-American students in FSU’s history: Doby Lee Flowers, first African-American Homecoming Princess (1970); Maxwell Courtney, first African-American undergrad student (1962 - 1965); Fred H. Flowers, first African-American to wear FSU athletic uniform