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312ldn wrote:I switch on the PowerPoint presentation and watch as the light from the overhead projector reflects on the faces of the teenage boys and girls sitting in the corner room of ---- Youth Club. The first slide shows fourteen different faces - all of them from London, all of them under 21, all of them dead. ‘Does anyone know who these people are?’ I ask. I hear a slight, unintelligible, and barely audible murmur. Then one of the boys raises his hand. ‘It’s some of them people that died innit.’ he says. Correct. ‘But why did they die?’ Another girl raises her hand. ‘Coz they got shot.’ Another quickly joins the debate; ‘Yeah but that’s coz they was all in gangs innit. You gotta be prepared for that stuff when you mix in with them crowds, get me?’ I nod, then I point to the last photo on the slide. ‘What about Agnes?’ I ask. ‘She wasn’t part of a gang.’ Silence - and it doesn’t surprise me. .
I understand what you're doing here, but it comes off as arrogant and distasteful. That's just my opinion though.
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