Freedom Writers

Topics: Crime, Gangs, White people, Black people, Urban decay, Bloods / Pages: 2 (472 words) / Published: Dec 9th, 2013
Imaging a world where you have to fight to survive. A world where you could die when you step out your house. A world that is full of hatred and racism. Racism runs through the city’s blood, and has thus led to a high amount of street and gang violence. A world where being in school is the same as being on the street. Gang war can broke out anywhere at any time. Eva Benitez came from a family with a strong gang heritage. When she was younger, she witnessed her uncle got shot in a drive-by. She then witnessed her dad got arrested in front of her for a crime supposedly did not engage in, by white cops. She involve in the gang life at the age of 11. She has to choose between stay in a detention center or go to school, Eva chose to enroll as a freshman at Woodrow Wilson High School in Long Beach. She was placed in Eric Gruwell’s English class. Like most of the students in the class, she does not care less what Ms. Gruwell said. Eva and most of the students usually skip class and brought back by an officer. One day, Ms. Gruwell played a rap song in class and gets everyone’s tension up. Especially Eva, she screamed out and say that Ms. Gruwell does not know anything about them. Eva also states that she hate white people, because of her dad’s arrest. She said that white people can do whatever they want and whenever they want.
One night, two students, Eva, and a Cambodian refugee, Sindy, find themselves in the same convenience store. Another student, Grant Rice is frustrated at losing an arcade game and demands a refund from the owner. When he storms out, Eva's boyfriend attempts a drive-by shooting, accidentally killing Sindy's boyfriend. As Eva is a witness, she must testify at court; she intends to protect her own kind in her testimony.
One day, Ms. Gruwell walked out to the front of the High school and sees that all of the students have their own group that they are in, such as, the Cambodias, the Hispanics, the Whites, and the Blacks. Next

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