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On January 30, 2013 Hadiya Pendleton was shot when an individual jumped a fence and opened fire on her and a group of her friends. For some reason, when I heard that Hadiya was killed, the news didn’t hit me as hard as when I heard of shootings in the past. The shooting epidemic sweeping our nation makes me fear desensitization to gun violence is becoming the norm for our country.
Youth and ethnic media speak on Obama’s immigration reform goals, which could affect approximately two million children in our country.
What message would an Obama defeat send to young people of color? And what message would an Obama victory send? The common thread that emerged in responses from young people in California was clear: Race and identity in American politics still mean a great deal. And although enthusiasm for Obama’s performance as president varied by individual, nearly every young person said that a defeat would be a setback, both psychological and material, for young people of color.
Today, Miguel Bibanco, Quamir Lindsay, and Kevin Shelton are at the California State Capitol. They’re representing Boys and Men of Color specifically from the Central Valley- Fresno to state legislators.