Letter: Indifference spans the nation
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
I was born and raised in Harlem and graduated high school in 1997. Two months later, I enlisted in the military. Unfortunately, on Feb. 9, 2010, I was honorably discharged as a disabled veteran.
Upon making my exodus from the military, I decided to go on a cross-country trip from my duty station in the state of Washington to the state of Florida. Along the way, I engaged in talks with other Americans concerning some of the social issues that we are facing. I’m unhappy to report that from my observation, we — not only Americans but as a people — are in a severe state of apathy, which will only lead to our downfall. Yet, my trip across the United States has allowed me to receive a moment of epiphany.
Thanks to media contributions, we can now clearly see when we are being violated, we can clearly hear when a politician is speaking with deception, and we can feel confident that with people/platforms like this, we will always have a voice in this country, no matter what our ethnicity or socio-economic class is. As I’m now attending the University of Florida, I hope to enlighten others of how apathy is truly the cause of many of our social problems.