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Commentary on the The Hate U Give
By Angie Thomas
By Emily Enid Ortega Abre
Different skin tones with different facial features is this what you call dangerous? We weren’t all born the same. If we aren’t taught about social injustice in school we won’t ever really understand the purpose of why people fight for their rights and freedom. We live in such a big world where there’s all sorts of mixed people, with different religions, different mentalities and most importantly different ways of seeing life. There shouldn’t be a reason to hurt other human beings because of their differences.
The Hate U Give told a story about a young black man who got shot by a white police cop who believed the young man had a weapon on him, “because he was black”. There was more to the story than just a murder but a story where black people fought for their justice. Who said being another race makes you any better than a black person? We all come from the same place and that place is where there is peace, shouldn’t we feel peace and not be afraid for who we are.
The mistake we tend to repeat is we judge others for what they have and do but that’s false. Anyone could be wearing the most expensive clothing or might have more than others but that doesn’t necessarily make you a good person for what you have, being a good person is what you carry in your heart and mind not from the look of it. Doesn’t it affect you knowing that there are people suffering and young children dying because of what they look like? Being racist shouldn’t be something that you’re proud about, you should be ashamed of yourself for allowing and seeing people dying everyday because of their race.
I am afraid of tomorrow because I feel guilty knowing that there are families who lost another loved one. Some of us stopped going to school, some of us stopped being the person we were yesterday and some of us have just given up in life. We can’t keep allowing this pattern to continue, or else at some moment of time they’re will no longer be any of us standing. I believe social injustice should be taught in schools because it will give points of views for many of us students and let more of us youth have an eye opener in life and most importantly to not hurt or be selfish to one another. Let us make a difference today, let us save our community before it all goes to waste, let us stand all together without being feared or hating on each other for where we come from, today will be the day where we will restart by starting off with a handshake and a smile of peace.