• Dear President,

    I have a question for you. What does it mean to be President, in your perspective? What does it mean to anyone? I think people often underestimate the politics of being the President of the United

    • Dear Ijanae:

      I am impressed about your Letter to the Next President, “Product of Our Environment” because most people will not say they feel the way you do. All they will do is vote for the one they think is best without telling people why they are the voting.

      One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “I have a question for you. What does it mean to be President, in your perspective? What does it mean to anyone? I think people often underestimate the politics of being the President of the United States in itself. I imagine it’s stressful, and I know it’s a very hard job that only certain people are equipped.” I think this is important because people will not say the way they feel about the President or the President that is coming now.

      Another sentence that I impressed was: “I want to know why they think this is ok. Do they see us as less human? Are they afraid of us? It’s gotten to a point where myself and others are now furious. If a person is in the wrong, by all means do your job, but is your job to kill? There is absolutely no reason for an UNARMED civilian to be shot.” This stood out for me because I have all the time been scared of asking people why are things going on the way they are in their lives, and why do they think is okay to tell people what to do with their lives.

      I do agree with you that people have to say the way feel One reason I say this is because you never know what people are going through in their lives. Another reason I agree with you is because people will do things for a friend, not because they want to do it, and they don’t say what they think.

      Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because I will learn not to do what people think what is best for herself. I like that you was not just talking about yourself. You are talking about what other people are thinking too.

    • Dear Ijanae:

      I am impressed about the topic you’re writing on in your article… “Product of Our Environment,” because i think we have to let our president or next president know how messed up our environment is , the grown people say that this generation is messed up but they made us like this because we looked up to them when we was younger.

      One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “You can’t expect young men not to sell drugs when you don’t want to give them jobs. You can’t tell us hands up, and still shoot us.” I think this is a great sentence because is the truth we have no other choice , i done applied for more than 10 jobs and none of them call me back so how you think I’m going to make my money I’m not going to sit all day doing nothing waiting on a job when I could have been getting money too feed myself .
      Another sentence that I like and can relate too is “ You CANNOT abuse your power as an officer to make yourself feel dominant and self-righteous.” This stood out for me because I’ve done seen cops walk up on me and my friends throw us against the wall, then they throw everything out of my our pockets and just walk away when they don’t find nothing , they can’t do that, that’s abusing all their power just picking on kids because they can’t find what they really looking for and just judge us by the way we dress.

      I do agree with you that we can’t tell them how to do their job but we could give them an inside scoop on our society and see what they do about it

      Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next,

  • Hey! I’m so glad that you bought up the police issues that has become a global issue today. You’re right. Many officials feel comfortable with abusing their power, and it is only because they fear no consequences. If I was to act up in school then go home and my parents don’t punish me, I will act up again. I know it is wrong, and I have the power…[Read more]

  • Hey Diego, this is an amazing article. This actually taught me some things that I didn’t even know about immigrants.(i.e being denied government services). I also think that the controversy about this subject is very diverse. Our founding fathers actually came into this country as immigrants and I think the government often forgets that. Though…[Read more]

  • Hey Fredrick,

    I think this is such an important topic to touch on, from a youth’s perspective. I think that the world often forgets how it truly affects us as juveniles who have to actually live through things like this.

    I also think that your ending statement was really interesting on how guns are so expensive, yet still in poor neighborhoods.…[Read more]

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