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Young People to Jin Cheng Yu -- Keep Your Head Up

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia , Commentary, Various Authors Posted: Apr 23, 2010



"Oakland Has the Knack of Taking Good People"

Dear Jin Cheng Yu,

My name is Oscar and I am a resident of Oakland. I live in the Fruitvale area, which is a fairly safe place. When I heard about what happened to you and your father, I was shocked and disappointed.

Disappointed that such violent incidents happen in Oakland, a city I consider my home. I do not blame you for seeking answers.

I dont believe there are good people or bad people. No one is perfect. Instead, I believe there are good people and there are confused and lost people. Its not clear why your father and you were victims of this act of violence. It pains me to hear about your fathers death; I had hoped he would get better and recover.

Oakland has the knack of taking good people. Im not asking you to forgive the men who assaulted your father; I ask that you forgive the streets of Oakland that have claimed both good and lost, confused people.
-- Oscar Sevellon, 18



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