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The Power to Choose This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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     “The Power to Choose” by Jasmine N. questions the same ideas that I often ask myself. Since when did the color of someone’s skin or hair or the shape of their eyes define them?

I’ve seen firsthand the people on YouTube saying hateful things behind a keyboard because no one is there to stop them. I’ve heard people use racist words in real life too, but I’ve seen only a couple who would say it to another person’s face - and they were obviously ignorant idiots. Stereotypes can hurt, and if it is something you would never say to someone’s face, why say it at all? In the end nothing good can come from bashing others.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.




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