As a minority living in the Bronx I could only say that I am disappointed with my community. I love my community but when it comes to having an open mind and looking at things different we tend to fall short on all ends. It is easier for us to blame others than take responsibility for our own actions. We like to blame our government, police department, and our local politicians.
When I ask people when was the last time they voted? they response by telling me “why should I vote?”, “my vote won’t make a difference”, “Oh please they already know who is going to win” For each time I hear this the only thing that I could think about is how strong our voices would be if everyone in the minority community would vote. Not just vote in the general election but to also be involved in our local elections. I am proud to say that I have voted for my borough president Ruben Diaz JR. and for his father New York state senator Ruben Diaz Sr.
People talk about my ancestors this and my ancestors that, but they easily forget about all the people who died to have the right to vote in this Country. I feel that all the people who died for this cause must be turning in their graves as we take this for granted. As we celebrate our countries Independence we should take time to reflect on all of our countries accomplishment and all of our down falls.
We still have a lot of work to do in our Country as there is still a lot of racism, inequality, and injustice. It is all up to every single one us to do our part to make things better. Lets stop the blame game and lets start taking responsibility for our own actions. There are still a lot of good hard-working people in our community. People who care and people who wish they could do more. We could start by uniting and voting for the right people to lead us. We have to ask questions to our politician’s that would better us in our community. Money is not always the answer. Getting involved in our community is a good start and opening communication with our local police department with their community affairs officers would not hurt.