Hook is arguing that her parents don’t like the fact that she is going away to college her mother and father want her to stay around their home and good to a all black college but hook decides otherwise and attends Stanford University. Hook argues that people should never forget there family background or their past just because they change environments. From her perceptions of some of the students at Stanford, she also states that even the “lower class” people have beliefs and values too and that it has nothing to do with what social class a person is classified as. Hooks aims her beliefs towards the lower working class people. Because hooks feel strongly about her belief, she argues that a university should help students maintain the connection with their values, so that people of different communities will feel better about themselves and not feel down all the time and feel left out of everything.Wht the topic is significant to her is because she always grew up showing respect to everyone and especially her parents but when she got there she encountered many of the white students appeared that they didn’t have any respect for their parents or others of a higher power. She was always raised to show respect to everyone and she was confused why they weren’t respecting their parents like she was taught. She said this about the situation “I was profoundly shocked and disturbed when peers would talk about their parents without respect, or would even say that they hated their parents” (Hooks, page 51).She also stated that everyone looked down on the working class, which hit her right at home because that’s the class that she was raised in.