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Powell returned and moved to Columbus, Georgia with his wife and child. He was not accustomed to the sort of racial prejudice he encountered in the South, though his wife was. he was a student once more at Fort Benning between August 1964 and May 1965 in the Infantry Advanced Course, after which he was assigned another year as a test officer for the Supporting Weapons Division. He was now an instructor of the men coming out of Officer Candidate School (Hughes 83-85).
Today . . . the neighborhood is about three percent Caucasian, seventy-five percent Hispanic, and the rest African-American. But the percentages tell only a minor part of the story, As Hunts Point changed complexion, its economic base crumbled, and with that came a catalogue of nearly every ill that can befall an urban area, nearly all of them magnified to the breaking point (Means 32).
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Powell says that his family had a subtle "joke" that was ongoing and that had his father as management and his mother as labor because of their respective jobs. Powell says his parents were hard-working people and religious people, and a friend of the family stated, "they made sure Colin got his religious education" (Means 29). At times, Luther would also sell clothing out of his apartment to make more money.
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Powell has been promoting programs that interest him and speaking to young people across the country. He rose to high prominence in the military but has himself deplored the fact that the only way most blacks were able to rise in his generation was in the military and he seeks now to expand opportunity in other areas.
In 1968 after further training, Powell returned to Vie