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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

"Keep Your Head Up"

Dear Jin Cheng Yu,

First of all, I want to send my prayers to your father and the rest of your family. What happened to you and your family was wrong and just plain stupid. The day and age we live in right now is chaotic. Kids shooting kids, fathers raping children and just all-out hate. Some blame the economy, some blame the minorities, and some blame the parents. Theres no upbringing, no more morals, nothing to stand for. If you ask the average teenager these days what they want to be when they grow up, Ill bet their answer would surprise you. Gone are the days when young people dreamed of being lawyers, doctors, professional athletes or even the president of the United States. Nowadays, kids don't even go to school. Can you see where the future is going? Im sharing this information to let you know that this is the world we live in today. Im not saying that its right and Im not making an excuse for what those kids did to you and your father, but I want you to know that its not your fault what happened. Im sorry your family had to experience this ignorant and violent behavior. Keep your head up and your family will continually be in my prayers.
-- Thomas Taper, 24

R.I.P Mr. Yu

Dear Mr. Yu,

Everybody makes mistakes they regret. But when you unintentionally get your own fathers life taken away, thats a big mistake. I would feel responsible if I were in Jin Yus situation. Personally, I would have handled the confrontation myself. I would have fought it out.

But if I were Jin Yu and felt scared about getting attacked, I would have called the police. I wouldnt have gotten my father involved. How can you be a grown man and not try to handle your issues on your own? His father looks fragile; why would Jin Yu allow his father to go looking for the suspects?

I know the suspects are sick. Theyre about to spend a lot of time in jail for a few punches. They had no legit reason to assault the father and son. They make the black community look bad. Now everybody is going to think black people are violent people.

Jin Yu should leave California because if this was his first fight and he lost his dad, the next fight he might loose his life. Living in California, youre bound to run into a few knuckleheads and if you cant defend yourself, youre in a lot of trouble. Living around hyenas, wolves, gorillas and lions is dangerous. Jin Yu is a sheep. He might want to surround himself with people of his kind.

R.I.P Mr. Yu.
-- David Cunnginham, 19

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