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Race and Right Choices

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Oct. 12th, 2007 | 07:25 pm
posted by: dremwkr in interfaith

A high school inner-city student my wife teaches wrote this essay with unusual insight (Unedited, the student did use a spell checker):

I am a black African American 17 year old teenager, and im starting to fell like there is never going to be a change in the area of racism because things are not getting better with the black race itself.

We are getting more of use killed and locked up everyday we can try and blame it all on another race but the truth is in everyone's face into we start acting like we all have some since things are going to continue to go down hill everyday.

All im saying is how are we going to make a difference in everything we are fighting so hard to change when we have one half of are black people that don't care, one half that say that they will never change, and then we have that small portion of black African American's that do care and do want to make change. I have found out that the only person that I can change is me, and by me changing and knowing that I have people who look up to me I would hope that they make the choice to do right and to continue to make the right choices as they move through everyday life.

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from: akuratnik
date: Oct. 13th, 2007 03:20 am (UTC)
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God bless him. That's wonderful! Get this guy to college asap!

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from: dremwkr
date: Oct. 13th, 2007 03:32 am (UTC)
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Actually she's a girl.

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from: akuratnik
date: Oct. 13th, 2007 03:46 am (UTC)
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Oops, sorry. =/ I wonder why I assumed that.

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