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December 22, 2014

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Letter to the editor:

Good news in the community

I commend Paul Takahashi on his article “At 14, student finds spotlight at UNLV.” It seems like the only time blacks, especially teens, are highlighted is when it concerns some element surrounding crime.

It is discouraging to read article after article, and watch TV report after TV report about the crime rate in the black community or about the “breakdown of the black family.”

It seems like no one is interested in reporting positive stories, like no one wants to shine a spotlight on the many black families with loving parents, or children who are well-educated, college-bound and not in the juvenile court system.

There are many black teens who are very good students, who hunger to learn just like Ke’Andre, maybe not at such a young age, but nonetheless, they value the importance.

Let’s see more articles and reports highlighting those who are making positive strides, instead of fostering the idea that blacks are somehow different and we do not have the same “family values” as everyone else.

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