In the two stories, “Abandoned but not Alone” by Thomas Oliphant and “Let the Colors Run” by Ron Suskind, the authors emphasized how each character was different. In the first reading, the author beings the story by explaining how she was rejected by her parents because she was gay. He then continues explaining there are thousands of teenagers that experience the same thing. But with a program such as the Point Foundation, the teenagers who were abandoned by their parent would no longer feel alone. Oliphant feel strongly about these individuals and supports the foundations fully. In the second reading by Ron Suskind, we are introduced to Larry Wakeford from Brown University. Cedric is one of Larry’s student who he judged because of his background. He assigns the students to write a 5 page midterm paper but Cedric comes back with a 2 page poem which impressed him greatly.
After reading Oliphant’s reading, I realized that if I were to be put in the position Maya Keyes was in, I would’ve been rejected as well. My family is very religious and would almost find it a disgrace. It hurts me to see how my parents can judge so quickly and regardless of sexual orientation should be treated like normal human beings. Many families feel the same way my parents feel but I believe we just need to help them get a better understanding of the idea. Because a person is different, we should not judge or disown the person but instead love and accept the person for who they are. I believe if Oliphant were to read mysituation and solution he would agree as well.