Dear Cleveland. by Daijunae from Richmond Heights High School

Dear Cleveland, When are we going to gain the love for our city? I lived in Cleveland my whole eighteen years of life and only seen the city come together […]

May 29, 2018 // EYEJ // No Comments //

Dear Cleveland,

When are we going to gain the love for our city? I lived in Cleveland my whole eighteen years of life and only seen the city come together once. When Cleveland Cavilers won the championship, the parade held millions of people walking the streets to enjoy this celebration. But when cruelty with the police, innocent children losing their lives to lack of confidence, gun violence, and the system failing the children, where are protests? Where are people to speak up? So many people are scared to be a voice in addition to hiding their own. I hope Cleveland starts to come together and empowers each other.

It isn’t just always brutality or negative things that happen but why aren’t their positivity? I think coming together more often with our sports teams, parades, just because, carnivals, meetings with local leaders should be held to keep a connection with the youth and Cleveland councils. This is the change that is needed, this is the start of finding the love for our city.

Sincerely,

Daijunae

Richmond Heights High School