Sometimes, one needs to live through events that show them the value of standing up for what is right. Yank Berry lived through racial and personal struggles and those struggles helped shape Yank Berry’s view of the world and taught him to be tolerant of people’s differences. And not just tolerant, but to actively fight for people’s equality. Having experienced racism first hand, he knows that he needs to help other people experiencing those same challenges. In his younger years, Berry developed skills and attitudes that molded his character to help him get along with many different types of people with varying views, backgrounds and cultures and he carries that skill with him as he meets people and works to always do what is right.