The perspective of Leslie White is that of one who has had their education in the United States, who is aware of the inequalities existing in the world, yet chooses to remain in their country so they can help better it. They are not happy with how things are, but they choose to do what they can to change it. They dislike some parts about American life while also admiring another parts. This perspective may be seen as one that wants to see more done for social equality than what is currently being done, while still recognising that more needs to be done than just changing laws and having protests. Their perspective would encourage people not simply be content with waiting for change but also active participation in making these changes happen.
His parents were literate, highly educated and encouraged his talent in writing. He would play basketball until dark one day and the next he could be found swimming with his parents. His family embraced all kinds of music, literature, photography, art and science. When he was a child he did not have a radio or a telephone in his room, but he did have a planetarium of his own personal making. One of White’s educational influences was his mother who taught him for four years at home before sending him to school. Growing up in this environment of interesting art and science things meant that he would be interested in art and science things later on in life. Therefore, he was not only exposed to the thought that scientific and artistic thinking were important, but he also knew how it felt to do this kind of thinking and enjoyed doing it. This allowed him to value and respect art and science and therefore value cultural diversity.