• Power And Privilege …..Who’s?

    11/27/17

    By: Alberto Martinez

     

    Power huh..

    Wonder what that feels like

    There was a time we were heard

    A time when we had power

    But just because they didn’t

    They was je

  • Dear Javier,
    I am not really a skater, but a cruiser. The difference is that a cruiser rides a skateboard for fun and a skater does tricks and all. Do you skate? To answer your second question I always find a way through the challenge and get over it. In my mind set there is always a way out. For your last question I don’ t think I will be able…[Read more]

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  • Dear Sevin,
    I am inspired by your post, it makes me feel that there are people who understand the oppression in the United States. One sentence that stood out to me was “First, if you feel as if the United States are “united” or “free” as much as the government wants us to think, you have the right to protest. There are many amendments that we…[Read more]

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  • All the objects in my box represent me because they are a part of me. The Beast Oakland sticker is a part of me because my cousin owns the brand and I think that is something that is very breathtaking because

    • Dear Alberto,
      I really like your box and the phrase you use to describe how your cousins brand was successful, “The Beast Oakland sticker is a part of me because my cousin owns the brand and I think that is something that is very breathtaking because not a lot of Mexicans make a brand that goes good, this shows a counter narrative”. This quote is very strong and indicates that you guys were successful although society never believed in you. Here a few questions to pick your brain. How does skateboarding shape your personality? How do you overcome obstacles faced in your way? Will you be willing to create a brand?

      • Dear Javier,
        I am not really a skater, but a cruiser. The difference is that a cruiser rides a skateboard for fun and a skater does tricks and all. Do you skate? To answer your second question I always find a way through the challenge and get over it. In my mind set there is always a way out. For your last question I don’ t think I will be able to make my own brand. I say that because I am actually a good entrepreneur. I can sell just about anything to almost anybody. Later on I will probably join my cousin into the business and help him sale at other places.

    • Hi my name is Adham Aldahmi and I’m from Fremont High School and we are doing the same project as you. One question I have for your shadowbox is what’s the drawing in the box. One question I have for your writing is what made you love basketball. The thing I love about your shadowbox is the drawing and the game.

    • Wsp Alberto, I am Carmen, a fremont high school student . I saw that your are a Raiders fan and I am too. And it’s good that u are representing your roots and that you are proud of them.

  • Dear Jesus,

    I am fascinated by your topic “American Leaders, Your Attention Please” because you are right about how racial slurs can push people to the edge to commit suicide. I myself have not experienced being called a racial slur and I am lucky but like you said for the ones that have had that experience it is not OK. Just because someone is…[Read more]

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