Many people believe that racism is an epidemic of the past, that the N word is no longer slang and that minority inequality is no longer a large issue, especially for teenagers. Although I do agree; many vile and aggressive forms of racism have been dramatically reduced, such as slavery, race separatism in public venues and violence towards those of certain ethnic backgrounds, I know I have witnessed first hand a large amount of racially abusive language, and read about many instances where discrimination is still current.
As a society, we measure and judge people for what they achieve and what accolades they earn in education. But how can you judge an entire person based on if they get a A*, D, or drop out of school. We generally would assume that a drop out or a home schooled student will not get a high paid job, change the world or do something revolutionary...
But who's to say they won't?
Thomas Edison invented the light bulb and motion picture camera, some amazing inventions that shaped our life now... Yet he dropped out of school after only three months of formal education and was home schooled by his mother afterwards.
All of the blogs on From Our Eyes have been written by young people. They are about the kind of issues and problems teenagers face on a constant basis, as well as worldwide epidemics that not only youth, but EVERYONE experiences day to day.