• Dear Leaders of America,


    I am Antonio LION Faaeteete I just want to thank you for being here with me today, listening to what i got to say. I attended Fremont High School in Oakland California I am currently

    • Dear Antonio LION Faaeteeete :
      I am amazed by the way you felt in your letter, “Leaders of America” because i can relate to your opinion. Your letter was the truth.
      One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “everywhere i go outside the hood people always tend to see me as ghetto uneducated type of black individual” I think this is true because people be stereotyping us by the color of our skin.
      Another sentence that I admire was: “Majority of the white population will always look at me and my people as the criminals of the United States of America.” This stood out for me because the whites see us as disgrace of their country
      Your letter reminds me of something that happened to me. One time me and my brother was at T4 and their was a white couple watching us order our food. My brother card wasn’t working and the white couple said that we were frauds.Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because i really enjoyed and had a connection to you letter.

    • Antonio, this was a heart-warming piece. May I ask why you had to mention that you ” play football and i am a D1 prospect with a future to attend any college in this nation?” I don’t think this information relates to the point you are trying to prove, and it would be more effective later in the post. However, I am filled with joy to see an educated, black, football player taking a stance, and using their voice for something greater than themselves. (I am also African American, just so that you don’t think I am being racist). Don’t say that racism is something that won’t ever go away (is that reality? maybe) but optimism and using our voices to fight for our equality is what is going to bring CHANGE. We can’t be negative. Don’t let anyone put you in a box of a stereotype, we are all so much better than that. Help bring our people out of the hood; use your voice. If you are going D1, I better hear of you making some phenomenal changes!

      Go do big things Antonio,


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