Monthly Archives: November 2018

News: Controversy Around A Newly Canonized Saint

by Joaquin Medrano

The Catholic Church is the faith of 1.2 billion people around the world. The Church is human, like any other person, just like its leader, and by no means is it free of errors.

In the late 1970’s to early 1980’s, El Salvador was a country in the middle of a civil war. The military was fighting against the left guerrilla group, to control the power.


Monsignor Oscar Arnulfo Romero

This war brought the Catholic Church to surrender and decide to obey the oligarchs, and support the war. In return they would receive protection from the war.

From day one there were mixed emotions, as many priests supported the idea of the extremist groups. Others, like Monsignor Oscar Arnulfo Romero opposed the idea.

Monsignor Romero was a humble man, born in a loving family, who from a young age allowed him to have a good education and exposed him to the Catholic faith.

Romero went on to become the archbishop of the Salvadoran capital of San Salvador, and there, he was known and loved by many, as well as hated by the oligarchy.

Romero’s message was a loving, rather comforting message, something that the people weren’t used to at the time of the civil war.

The two major parties at war didn’t care to protect the people, they only wanted to prove who had the most power, and who would have the control of the country.

Romero’s message was different from other priests as he chose to see the people first before the state, so he became hated by both the military and the guerrilla group.

Oscar Romero wanted his people to feel safe and stay faithful after all the disaster the country was facing, so he went to the pope for help.

In Rome, many of the corrupted priests from El Salvador informed the pope of Romero’s visit, but they told the pope that Romero was a threat for the Vatican, disobeying the pope’s rule.

Pope John Paul II agreed to talk to Monsignor, and he was not happy or welcoming to Romero, but Romero stated his position and asked for papal support.

Romero went to the Vatican with multiple documents about the mistreatment of Salvadorians around the nation, even showing him photos of fellow priests who died in the war.

Pope John Paul II denied the support and went on to tell Romero, “Monsignor, here we do not have time to read so many things, do not come here with so many papers.”

These words really hurt Monsignor, as he couldn’t believe that the head of the Church was denning the help that was needed.

“At that moment, Monsignor Romero’s eyes filled with tears, perhaps that was what hurt him most: that one of his priests, (after being) murdered in such a cruel way, the Holy Father questioned the reason for which they had killed him in that way,” says Maria Lopez Vigil, a journalist who recorded Romero’s life.

Monsignor Romero made the trip to the Vatican and was later classified as a “danger” so any visit from him to the holy city would be suspicious.

Monsignor never gave up, he was strong and kept his word to help other. He would do whatever it took to stop the oligarchs from oppressing the citizens of El Salvador.

Oscar Romero was finally an enemy from both the military and the guerrilla group. He knew from the beginning he was going to get killed.

Finally, while offering a mass at a local chapel in San Salvador, on March 24th, 1980, Romero was shot, allegedly by the military group.

In 1983, three years after Romero’s assassination, Pope John Paul II visited El Salvador and broke protocol, cancelling everything he had in his agenda.

John Paul II visited Romero’s tomb, where he spent a couple of minutes. Some say he was crying, others that he was asking for forgiveness and blindness from corrupted priests.

Romero’s life was full of challenges in his mind and profession, which is why many considered him a Saint right after his death in 1980.

Romero was beatified in 2015, and after a wonderful miracle last year, was canonized officially on October 14th of 2018, something that many classify as an act of forgiveness for us, his loved ones.

Bosco: 2018 Fall Signing Day

by Kyle Moats

Fall Signing Day was a very special time for the Bosco community. Ten athletes represented four different sports teams at Bosco and one at St. Joseph’s.

  • Sebastian Orduno – University of Oregon
  • David Hays – University of Nevada, Reno
  • Derek Delgado – Concordia University
  • Kyle Moats – United States Air Force Academy
  • Oscar Favela – University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Mitchell Myers – Dartmouth University
  • Jonathan Salazar – University of the Pacific
  • Antonio Lorenzo – Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
  • Cleveland Belton – Arizona State University
  • Mckenzie Barbara – University of Mississippi

Don Barbara, the head baseball coach at Bosco, not only got to see five of his student athletes sign from the baseball team, but also his daughter, Mckenzie Barbara. A St. Joseph’s student, Mckenzie normally would have signed with her St. Joseph sisters on national signing day. This was not the case for her. Since Coach Barbara would be unable to make it to that ceremony because of his Bosco athletes, the Bosco administrators and staff invited her to sign with her Bosco brothers.

This was a special moment, not only for Mckenzie but for the Bosco community as well, as that has never been done before. Coach Barbara had some meaningful words to say on the subject of signing his daughter.

“I thought it was a great day, a very emotional day as well. When I was waiting for Dr. DeLarkin to introduce me, I thought it was going to be easy to introduce my daughter, but once I got to the podium and had to talk about her, it was very emotional because we are really close and she’s a great kid. She worked her butt off to get to go to Ole’ Miss and I couldn’t be more proud of her,” said Barbara.

It was a very touching moment overall and there were tears throughout the ceremony.

“My dad getting to introduce me and him sending me off to college is what made it an emotional experience for him and I. Also being able to sign with my Bosco brothers made the day even more memorable,” said Mckenzie.

It was definitely a day to remember for the whole Barbara family.

Coach Barbara had also some kind words to say about his five student-athletes signing from the baseball team.

“For my guys, it was a special moment. It is a credit to this program, it is a credit to the kids, and it is a credit to our school that they get to go and play at a high Division 1 level for baseball now. It’s very emotional when you have these kids in your program for so long and getting to see them move on and do something they have wanted to do their whole life is amazing,” said Barbara.

The additional athletes represented at the signing table have great stories to tell as well.  Mitchell Myers signing to Dartmouth was a first for the Bosco lacrosse program. During his speech, Myers mentioned that he came to Bosco and joined the team in their formative stages. He witnessed the team grow and developed with his journey culminating in a championship season last spring.

“To join the prestigious Bosco signee group and join the many that have come before me is just an awesome feeling. To be a precursor to the Bosco lacrosse program of the future and to represent them is just a magical moment for not only me but for the Bosco lacrosse community,” said Myers.

Myers committed to Dartmouth University, a very prestigious school academically and athletically.

“I couldn’t be happier to commit to Dartmouth. My main goal was to put 100 percent of my effort into lacrosse and to get the best education possible and be able to still play ball at a high collegiate level. To get the call from Dartmouth and be able to make these dreams come true was a blessing,” said Myers.

Jonathan Salazar, a student-athlete from Panama, came to the United States and originally attended school in Las Vegas, Nevada. He is living with another Bosco basketball family and has overcome language and cultural challenges to pursue his dream of an education and college basketball career. This has led to his commitment to the University of the Pacific next year.

Last but not least are the wrestling signees, Antonio Lorenzo and Cleveland Belton.  Bosco has a historically dominant wrestling program and these young men are no exception. Their coaches praised the extreme dedication and work ethic needed to perform at such a high level and the fierce competition they faced along the path to a college wrestling opportunity.

This event is truly special. The start of school is delayed so that as many students and faculty can attend as possible. In contrast to other signing events across the area, and even the state, Bosco has its soon to be college athletes dress in formal attire and prepare a speech given prior to signing their letters of intent.  One common thread amongst all of the student athletes’ speeches was their appreciation of their families, coaches, and faculty. These young adults are aware of the amount sacrifice and support necessary for them to be on that stage.

Photo Credit – Edward Torre




RECAP: St. John Bosco 56, Oaks Christian 10

by Ethan Piechota

The St. John Bosco Braves took care of business once again in Simi Valley last night, defeating Oaks Christian 56-10 to advance to the CIF Southern Section Finals.

The start of this game didn’t go extremely smoothly for the top-ranked Braves, as Oaks Christian came out strong and tied the game at seven early on.


Credit – EC Sabin

Braves quarterback DJ Uiagalelei threw just his fourth interception on the season and Oaks running back Zach Charbonnet ran for a 61-yard touchdown.

However, the Braves took control and dominated the game from that point on.

Uiagalelei threw four consecutive touchdown passes before halftime hit, two each to junior Kris Hutson and senior Jake Bailey.

The Braves took a comfortable 35-10 lead into halftime, and kept their foot on the pedal in the second half.

George Holani ran for two scores in the second half and sophomore standout wide receiver Beaux Collins reeled in a 71-yard touchdown from Uiagalelei.

Uiagalelei finished the game with six touchdown passes, going 13/15 on his attempts with 361 yards.

The Braves will now prepare for their third consecutive CIF Southern Section Finals matchup against rival Trinity League opponent Mater Dei.

Bosco handled Mater Dei easily back in October, defeating the Monarchs 41-18 on the road in a statement victory.

However, Mater Dei will for sure be better and more motivated to play this time around, so Bosco will need to be ready to play.

The Braves are two wins away from a state and likely national championship, and we’ll have the breakdown here on The Brave News later this week.


Game Review: Fallout 76

by Joshua Blake

Fallout 76 dropped worldwide today, as a role-playing game and the first in the series to be playable online. Fallout 76 is the ninth game in the Fallout series and serves as a narrative prequel to the

Just like all Fallout games before it, Fallout 76 takes place in post-nuclear America in the year 2102, which is the earliest year that has been playable in the Fallout series. Fallout 76 takes the same RPG elements that it has been known for and moves it to an online setting.

Since Fallout 76 creates an online experience, the games developer – Bethesda – has announced that the only people you will encounter in a game will be other online players. Therefore, there are no friendly NPCS to speak of within the game and according to IGN this decision makes the game feel eerily quiet and dead, even for a world that has experienced nuclear devastation.

IGN also reports that they have experienced a lot of glitches and bugs that are game- breaking throughout their play testing. With the beta that was released, a lot of IGN’s criticisms were still present. Through my play-through of the beta the world felt truly utterly dead.

The decision to have no NPCS in the game makes the game feel extremely isolated. The graphics are also subpar, as there are constant frame rate drops and crashing. As the beta stands, right now Fallout 76 is a very mediocre game.

The reason I say it is mediocre is because there is fun to be had exploring the wasteland with your friends, but that feature is overshadowed by its many flaws. The lack of NPCS not only hinders the open world experience, but it also kills the game from a narrative standpoint, if you can even say there is one.

This beta is not like other betas, because the full game is available to play for a limited time. This means that someone, if dedicated, could complete the entire game if they wanted to. Since the full game can be played, I have spent some time playing through the main story and the narrative is very poorly told.

With no NPCS, the only way you can complete quests is to get the from different terminals you find across the world. This is because the quest is given by a terminal from a person who we don’t even know is instructing us to do some task, but the problem is that the character who wrote this is long gone and gives the player no reason to complete the quest.

To put it simply, there is no desire to complete quests because there is nobody to help. In previous Fallout games, the player had desire to complete quests because they centered around player choice and they are given the option to either help the person in need or to look out only for themselves. Fallout 76 doesn’t give the player that option because of the lack of NPCS.

Fallout 76 is a highly anticipated game that finally brings the franchise to an online setting. The game is extremely fun to play with friends and to explore the wasteland together, but there are elements missing from previous Fallout games that hinder the overall experience. The lack of NPCS and the subpar graphics ruin the game and completely change the Fallout 76 experience.

As the game stands right now, I would say that this game is not worth the $60 that the game is selling for. There are too many problems with the game that are apparent in the beta that make it hard to justify the $60 asking price. The game has many problems that are seen in the beta that ruin the overall experience, but hopefully the correct changes are made that can make Fallout 76 the Fallout game we want to experience with our friends.

RECAP: St. John Bosco 56, San Clemente 6

by Ethan Piechota

The number one ranked St. John Bosco Braves remained undefeated and continued their state and national championship journey with a 56-6 victory over San Clemente High School last night.44778558055_646159bcbd_z

The San Clemente Tritons came into Friday’s CIF Division 1 Quarterfinal matchup against the Braves winners of six straight and South Coast League champions. However, they were no match for the best high school football team in the nation.

The Braves put on an absolute show on the defensive side of the ball, with recent All-American commits and cornerbacks Trent McDuffie and Chris Steele leading the way.

McDuffie was a monster in all three phases of the game, scoring on both a punt return touchdown and rushing touchdown. He also forced (and recovered) a fumble and came up with an interception.

Steele also had an interception and locked down every wide receiver the Tritons lined up against him for 48 minutes.

Bosco started slow offensively, with quarterback DJ Uiagalelei throwing just his fourth interception of the season on the Braves first drive of the game.

However, DJ and the rest of the offense couldn’t be stopped the rest of the way, as the five-star junior finished the game 6-9 for 245 (!!!) yards and three long touchdown plays.

Jode McDuffie also had a punt return touchdown for the Braves on the night, as both brothers flashed their extreme talent on special teams.

Colby Bowman, Kris Hutson, George Holani, and Matt Colombo all scored offensively for the Braves in the blowout victory.

San Clemente quarterback Brandon Costello – an Oklahoma State commit – was under duress all night. Sua’ava Poti and Cole Aubrey both came up with sacks for the Braves in a dominating effort on the defensive side of the ball.

These kinds of shutdown performances from the defense are extremely important to Bosco’s success for the rest of the postseason, especially against high-powered offenses that the Braves may face in remaining games.

The Braves advance to the semifinals and will take on the winner of league rival JSerra and Oaks Christian, a game that will be played tonight.

Mater Dei and Centennial will face off in the other semifinal game next week, so a rematch with the Monarchs is still possible in the championship for the Braves.


PREVIEW: St. John Bosco @ San Clemente

by Ethan Piechota

Following a 49-0 beatdown of Serra in round one of the 2018 CIF Division 1 Southern Section playoffs, the St. John Bosco Braves will travel to take on San Clemente High School this Friday.

The St. John Bosco Braves are the clear number one team for high school football in America. This season, they’ve faced very little competition in many matchups, but the road gets harder from this point on.


Credit – EC Sabin

Quarterback DJ Uiagalelei has been unbelievable all season for the Braves, currently posting a ridiculous 38 touchdowns to just two interceptions on the year over 2610 yards.

St. John Bosco running back George Holani has been a workhorse all year as well, posting a 9.3 average in yards per carry and scoring a total of 21 times. Receivers Kris Hutson, Jake Bailey, Colby Bowman, and Jude Wolfe have been huge all year as well, collectively combining for 31 of Uiagalelei’s 38 total passing touchdowns.

Bosco’s defense, led by recent All-American Bowl commits and cornerbacks Trent McDuffie and Chris Steele have shut down teams all year, and will look to continue that throughout the postseason.

The San Clemente Tritons are easily one of the hottest football teams in Southern California, especially after a very lackluster 1-4 start. Since that tough start, the Tritons have won six straight games, including last week’s 49-26 victory over Murrieta Valley in round one of the playoffs.

Back on September 7th of this year, San Clemente lost to Murrieta Valley 55-38, showing their much-apparent improvement over the last few months.

The Tritons statement win came against league rival Mission Viejo, when they defeated the Diablos 21-20 in an extreme grind-it-out game to wrap up their perfect 4-0 league record.

On paper, the Braves are clearly the more skilled team and are more physically-gifted then the Tritons. Even with Bosco’s long road trip and the pressure of a playoff game, it’s going to be extremely hard for San Clemente to win this game.

The combination of the Braves high-powered and explosive offense and lockdown defense should make this a game decided early on. However, at this point in the year, no team can be overlooked. One bad game sends you home.

If the Braves do return to Bellflower victorious after Friday night, they’ll take on the winner of league rival JSerra and highly-ranked Oaks Christian in the semifinals at Cerritos College.

However, one game at a time. The Braves will look to get the job done this Friday and continue their state and national championship push.


Veterans Day: Homeless Veterans Still An Issue in America

by Enrique Gutierrez & Nikolas Molina

Most Americans use Veterans Day as a day of rest and see it as a regular day. Veterans Day is a day of recognition for those who served in the military and risked their lives for millions of Americans.56cb7b841e000021007028d8.jpeg

Although certain Americans have served for their country in the military, the United States fails to give back to their veteran’s service as there is a mass of veterans who are homeless and earn very low income.

American soldier veterans tend to return from deployment at risk. Soldiers see violence, blood, gore, and death while at war. During their journey in warfare, soldiers live in poor conditions. Being in the military, their tasks revolve around survival of the fittest and tests the ability of one’s mind and spirit. Serving in the military leads to many illnesses and disorders. Some soldiers may get used to the conditions they were living in during their deployment.

Once soldiers return home, many are not the same person they were before their tenure. Those who serve in the military tend to return with bad memories from combat. Some veterans return with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) – which is a mental disorder that affects those who lived a tragic or terrifying event – giving them mental flashbacks of the scene. Since veterans lived to see war, they may have extremely bad memories regarding what they witnessed and saw before their own eyes.

The United States fails to give US Veterans aid when they return. Most veterans tend to come “home” homeless. The government fails to give necessary services to their veterans as they try to sustain their needs. Some necessities that are not given to veterans are housing, food, healthcare, and counseling. From the failure of this, some veterans become homeless and become apart of the homeless population living on the streets.

Los Angeles, California has one of the country’s highest homeless veteran populations. According to Libby Denkmann of KPCC – a public radio station based in Pasadena – there were 4,800 homeless veterans “living” in Los Angeles in 2017.

On May 31st, 2018 when Denkmann reported her article, there has been an 18 percent drop in homelessness. The number went from 4,800 to 3,910 in just over a year. This decline is a huge relief to many LA officials, especially after the rate last year raised 57 percent.

In 2012, according to, California held 25 percent of the United States homeless veterans population. In 2012, the population of homeless veterans in the United States was around 62,600. With California having 25 percent of the population, the state alone was responsible for 15,650 homeless veterans.

In 2010, there were approximately 74,000 homeless veterans in America. In 2016, the number has dropped to an estimated 40,000 homeless veterans according to the Military Times. This decrease is a huge drop compared to 2010 but, nonetheless, there are still a large amount of homeless veterans out there.

The ultimate goal is to have zero homeless veterans in America, and the progression in the last couple of years is trending towards that number. According to the Military Times, nearly 25,000 veterans are currently living in temporary facilities. That means that 15,000 are left without any shelter at all.

The concept of veterans being homeless leads to a whole different political problem regarding the government. Immigration in the United States is currently focused on more than taking care of veterans who are living in poverty on the streets dealing with many disorders and problems.

US President Donald Trump is focusing more on the immigration issue going on worldwide rather than worrying about his own American citizens (army veterans) who are living on the streets and fighting with their personal selves. The government needs to take action and provide support to all homeless veterans nationwide. 


League Recap: Bosco Cross-Country

by Caleb Wiley

Coming into their 2018 season with just two returning seniors, the St. John Bosco Cross-Country team overachieved all year, finishing second place in the loaded Trinity League and now running for the CIF playoffs.

Any team lacking experience will go through challenges, no matter how talented or how hard they work. That’s exactly what the Bosco Cross-Country team suffered through this season. Early on in the year, the team showed their inexperience on the track, starting out not very strong.cross-country

“We started the season very slowly with us being a very young team. Struggles were definitely there,” said Head Coach Tim McIntosh.

Most of the team from last season was made up of talented seniors, leaving only two returning runners this year to the Varsity squad, which resulted in many sophomores and juniors moving up to Varsity.

“It’s more or less confidence issues, because it’s different running a Frosh-Soph or JV race then running Varsity. It’s hard,” said Coach McIntosh.

With these growing pains, the team lacked a true leader all season. No one stepped up to be the voice and motivate this young team.

“We kind of lacked a leader. We really don’t have one and it’s not something drastic, but sometimes it’s nice for the runners to hear from someone else besides me. That was a little bit of a drawback,” said Coach McIntosh.

However, the team overcame this obstacle with hard work and determination to get better as the season progressed, performing well in workouts that Coach McIntosh was surprised they were able to do. The work ethic was definitely there with this team.

“100 percent the best thing about this team was how hard everyone worked, getting up at 5:45 AM and doing the workouts every morning. Everyone worked their butt off,” said senior Team Captain Zeke Delgado.

The more time went by, the more the runners got comfortable competing at the Varsity level and the results showed. The team improved drastically, ultimately placing second in the tough Trinity League. Two runners made First Team All-League, and three runners made Second Team All-League.

The team had their best outing yet in their most recent race, the Trinity League finals meet.

“This last race was a confidence booster for the team. They looked good before the meet and they ran good. It helped them psychologically become ready for CIF,” said Coach McIntosh.

With the team coming off their best performance most recently, they will look to carry their momentum to a State Title.

CIF Prelims begin today for the Braves Cross-Country squad at Riverside Community College.


Sports: Two Braves Honored With All-American Bowl Invitations

by Ethan Piechota

This Wednesday at St. John Bosco High School, seniors Chris Steele and Trent McDuffie were both honored with 2019 High School Football All-American Game invitations.


Steele and McDuffie with defensive backs coach Colin Lockett.

Steele and McDuffie have been anchors all year for a top-ranked Bosco defense, both playing cornerback for the Braves the majority of the year.

The two have made a dominant duo at the position, affecting the passing game of opposing teams week-in and week-out.

Steele has played at and attended Bosco all four years of high school, developing into a five-star cornerback and earning multiple scholarship offers for his tremendous performance on the field and in the classroom.

McDuffie recently transferred to St. John Bosco from Servite High School last year, and is also a five-star prospect, listing as an athlete because of his positional versatility as a cornerback, running back, wide receiver, kick returner and punt returner.

The All-American Bowl sent two representatives to honor McDuffie and Steele with official jerseys for which they will wear at the game. Both McDuffie and Steele expressed their gratitude and reflected on their successes in their speeches they gave after.

Recent All-American Game participants have included NFL players Christian McCaffrey, Odell Beckham Jr, and Haloti Ngata, so this invitation for Steele and McDuffie says a lot about their ability and future in football.

The All-American game will take place on January 5th, 2019, and will most likely be shown on ESPN or some other major television network. Make sure to tune in to support the two as they showcase their talents.

Both players will be playing Division 1 college football next year barring something unforeseen.

For now however, the two will look to continue to anchor Bosco’s defense and lead the Braves to a state championship and possibly their first national championship in five years.


News: Black Identity Extremist Arrested

by Joshua Lucero

On December 12th, 2017, Christopher Maurice Daniels, former Marine, Black activist and also known as Rakem Balogun was arrested by the FBI. When the FBI led their attack with a surplus of men and equipment, they bust his door down and surrounded Balogun with 50-to-70 armed men.


Rakem Balogun

Most men were armed with kevlar helmets and night vision goggles, AR-15’s and full body armor. Not only were these men armored, but had military hummers with full automatic machine guns mounted. ATF (the Burial of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms), military task force was present, Terrorist task force and local Dallas Police.

Balogun was investigated for Domestic Terrorism and had been recently monitored by the FBI after supposedly supporting the deaths of police officers and the people who were brutally gunned down in Dallas. He was explained to that he was arrested for “unlawful gun possession” at the time of the arrest.

When being stripped away from his home, Rakem Balogun witnessed first hand of what it means to be profiled as a Black Identity Extremist. Rakem Balogun would be arrested and charged with illegal gun possession and being a threat to law enforcement. After five-to-six month, Balogun was released from prison because the US attorney failing to prosecute him.

During this time period in jail for almost half a year, Balogun was faced with injustice and lost his house, as he was unable to provide for his family, all because of a crime he was wrongly accused of.  

Balogun openly expressed what his group of activists is intertwined in. He is the co-founder of Guerrilla Mainframe, a group modeled after the Black Panthers based on their contributions to the community in several ways. They pride themselves as a community-based political organization.

Guerrilla Mainframe contributes to food drives, self-defense classes, weapon training, open-carry patrols and educates people through political awareness rallies. Balogun’s group does not conspire against any one people, as this group is mainly present to create a sense of family and unity. When Guerrilla Mainframe feels there is an injustice, those who feel the need will participate in protest.

The FBI first stumbled upon this group in 2015 when they protested against the injustice of police brutality, kick starting the FBI’s surveillance on Balogun and other Black Activists for the next few years.

On August 3rd, 2017, the FBI created the Black Identity Extremist assessment, using a Dallas shooting in 2016 and five other unrelated attacks on police to justify their investigation. According to the FBI, they believe it is likely that this “Terrorist” group will strike once again. Because of police brutality and injustice in law enforcement units nationwide, violent revolts against law enforcement will continue in the future regardless.

The people that will advocate for these “violent revolts” will be Black Activist groups, such as Guerrilla Mainframe. This will justify any action taken by the FBI when sprint on any Black Activist group. Many questions  arose from this surveillance and investigation, many with very few answers.

Why are Black Activist groups being targeted for using lethal force and helping communities? Why is this treatment not going toward White Nationalist, Alt-right groups, Neo Nazis and other hate groups who openly express their hate to Black, Mexican, Asian, or any ethnic background that does not identify as white? Why are these White Nationalist groups not being watched more carefully by the FBI?

Ms. Jackson Lee, an American politician who currently is the U.S Representative of the 18th congressional district in Texas, realizes all these injustices. When talking to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Lee needed no introduction, immediately raising questions asking why Black Activists, who only oppose unjust acts, are being attacked.

She followed up with questioning why the same discipline is not being taken against White Nationalist and other hate groups. Sessions, who under his jurisdiction the Black Identity Extremists is pursued, was dumbfounded by the facts that were laid upon him and had little words in response when confronted about other hate groups in which they do little to investigate.

We see this injustice throughout history and continue to see unlawful acts in a society that has created “change.” These new violations against African-Americans have obstructed the rights across all of America, leading to an unequal democracy.

Black Americans are now targeted legally through a federal agency, rather than in the 1900s where discrimination was normal. In today’s society, we are taught that discrimination has stopped, but in reality the social injustices have escalated to a federal point of view. This injustice must stop, but cannot do so without the contribution of others in the community and in American society.


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