Realizing that other students have more advantages makes Andrea, 17, worried about getting into college.
Behind me sat two white girls, and going further back I noticed African-Americans, Latinos and Asians. Where I live in Sylmar the population is mostly Latino. Since I was the only one who didn’t seem to get what the teacher was saying, I felt like I was fulfilling the stereotype that Mexicans can’t do well in school.
Following the killings of unarmed black teenagers Trayvon Martin and Kendrec McDade, L.A. Youth students shared their feelings about people making judgments based on race.
Emily, 15, wonders if what she sees on the streets a legitimate form of art. WITH PHOTO GALLERY.
Melissa, 16, learned not to judge people who have been diagnosed with a mental illness.
It was harder for Cynthia, 18, to get to school after her charter school cut buses to save money.
Kimberly, 16, learned that even her small steps could fight global warming.