How might one compare and contrast Eugene and Elena in Judith Ortiz Cofer's "American History"? 

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Eugene and Elena are different because she is a Puerto Rican girl who lives in a large apartment complex and he is a white boy from Georgia who has just moved into the house next door. She has a dark complexion, while he has blonde hair and glasses. There doesn't seem to be any reason why these two would become friends, except that they are both minorities in a mostly African American public school in New...

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