If you ask a child from an area that’s gangster- and poverty-stricken and drug-infested and violent, for example, a child from Hanover Park, he or she would tell you that their hopes and dreams for the future are to still be alive.
Yes, our hopes and dreams are to be successful, however, our oppressive circumstances limit us.
People go on and on about how we should use our background to rise, but tell me, how do you rise if you’re too afraid to get up in the morning to go to school for fear of being shot?
It’s time to instil peace in our communities. The only way that will happen is if we all work together as one.