Blacks and Whites its easy to be hurt and spoiled, respectively. The children are caught in the middle of it.
Oprah Winfrey (2011/09/11) on her facebook page posted "As we remember the tragic events that etched September 11 on our calendars ten years ago, let us remember the nearly 3000 lives that were lost on that day. And let us also remember those who are fighting for their lives, and our country, even today." Similarly with children whether its parents fights, etc children is to be negatively affected.
Now Obama's daughters are caught in the middle of the cross fire, the president children do have the privilege to study at better schools as they make their own lives. They are children they can go for days mindless of guns but living better African American child life.
Many in South African think that's only in movies and fairytale as that's the most way we connect with America, many here when its quality of sort say "its like on TV" while US, say "we do it like we doing it for TV".
Michelle Obama, when she visited South Africa, June 2011, she went to key places that show she is for the better of young people's lives in Africa. Meeting Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu, visiting Cape Town Stadium built for the 2010 Fifa world cup and talking to high school pupils at University of Cape Town (UCT), encouraging them to take advantage of opportunities available at institutions like UCT, not to lose hope and marginalize themselves.
Even Hilary Clinton on the 8th of August 2012 visited University of the Western Cape to address them about "Going Global: the US - South Africa Partnership". She upfront told "audience that she id honored to share with them about the kind of future that they seek for the students of this great university and for all the young people of South Africa and the world". Indeed young people should be a priority, for the sake of better future.
Guns destroy men, women and children lives, to sit and watch does not help society. What happened at Friday’s shooting at an elementary school in US is unacceptable. I applaud Obama for coming up with constructive solutions, terror is worse, especial when it comes to young people.
On Friday, 18 January
Barack Obama shared on his facebook page as"Now is the time. Say you stand with the President and Vice President to reduce gun violence:
http://OFA.BO/onN3YZ. linking to the Obama and Biden website which it state that on making schools safer they pledge to "Provide incentives for schools to hire school resource officers. Develop model emergency response plans for schools, houses of worship, and institutions of higher education", including providing them with mental health care.
Schools do need high safety and security. They are a place and environment at the best time of our lives as we grow up, with useful resources to focus on.
Let's build better people on our children, and not promote guns.
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