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Tale of two students

Re “Two students, two schools -- 20 miles and a world apart,” June 22

Thank you for writing about Kyle and Henry. Your article touched me in many ways because I can identify with both students.

I grew up in the inner city but through some luck was bused out to another school in the suburbs. Had it not been for that small change in my life, I might not be who I am today.

I don’t ever plan on moving back to the ghetto, but I keep it in mind as motivation to succeed in life.

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Though Kyle and Henry may come from different worlds, they could have easily been in each other’s shoes through a small twisting of fate. Thank you for juxtaposing the lives of these two young men.

Helen Sok

West Los Angeles

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I read this article closely, hoping to find some deeper meaning -- but frankly all I got from it was that life sure is easier when you’re born rich and white than poor and a member of a minority group. Gee, tell us something we didn’t know.

Mari Reynolds

Huntington Beach

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Kyle and Henry, a 21st century “Prince and the Pauper” cliche of social injustice sans the satire of Mark Twain. The question is: Will either of these young men be able to break out of the box that is their birthright?

Best of luck to both of them in finding their own path. Hopefully, they will heed the advice of Robert Frost and take the road less traveled, for that will make all the difference.

Vivienne Ortega

Los Angeles

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