Bodega Dreams by Ernesto Quiñonez

898 Words4 Pages
This world isn’t quite big enough for all the hate it contains, that’s why our world is full of violence, crime, protests, and war. Racism is an ugly thing, it’s an ugly trait to hold especially when people tend to do it so proudly. It’s a trait that people should be ashamed of, it’s a trait that is as ignorant as it is thoughtless, and it’s a trait that is imposed every day, even in America, the land of the free and the home of the brave. In the story Bodega Dreams it deals with blatant racism and bullying. If they want a kids to truly learn you have to put them in a learning environment that not only feels safe for them, but also feels open and inviting whether then dreadful and hostile. A kids potential is only met when there is efficient motivation inside and outside the home.
Self-righteous white people. That is a sentence all its own. No, not a sentence like a set of words that form a thought, more like a sentence that someone would receive after committing a heinous crime except in this sense they have done nothing, they’re just simply labeled something, because they’re different. They don’t fit in, they don’t conform, they’re skin pigment differs from that of us, and by us I mean white people, and by white people I mean the ones who killed people such as Emmett Till for having the audacity to whistle at a white women. Just because we’re white doesn’t mean we’re better. Racism is a self-perpetrating entity that needs the brakes slammed on, at least in America.
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