by Kristen Charlery
Dear WHS Community,
It has come to my attention that my recent announcements about Biggie Smalls and Tupac have sparked considerable conversation within WHS.
However, as a representative of the student body, my job is to voice the student view from a student’s perspective.
Letter to the Editor
Members of the community need to understand the realities of African-American culture. Biggie Smalls and Tupac portray the poverty in African-American communities and explore the issues that are all too present today.
People need to be educated about the world around them—the differing cultures, beliefs and values that make up this country. These things advance the thinking of my generation in regards to race.
This month’s announcements were meant to recognize the influence of African Americans, not delve into their personal lives. "Influence" is a word used to describe the truly powerful people that further the thinking of people in their generation. For this reason, Biggie Smalls and Tupac were chosen.