"Hi my name is Jimelys Maldonado, and I will be talking about the police brutality and racism that is going on worldwide. As many of us already know, African Americans have been dealing with discrimination. Many of them have been killed and tortured, and thought many people are protesting about it, it never seems to stop. Now, many racists have claimed African Americans to be violent and threatening, just because they are taking a stand. When African Americans peacefully protested for their rights, no one listened, no one cared. But when the African American community finally got fed up with the abuse, they knew they had to stand strong and speak louder. Just because of those two, in violent actions, they are now labeled as a “threat”. I find this to be very wrong. In addition to this unfairness, the protests about police brutality are a joke to many racist and racist police. This discrimination and police brutality needs to end. You can’t just willingly kill someone because of their skin color. This cruel world needs change, we need to unite, no matter what race, to stop the worldwide assassinations that police forces think are jokes."
Jimelys goes by she/her. She attends Wilbur Cross High School and is now entering 11th grade. Her parents inspire her to push forward and finish school with good grades for a good future. Jimelys likes playing video games in her free time while also doing work other times. She also likes to sing and loves the color purple. She looks forward to a bright future and puts effort into her work. Something Jimelys has learned from the Fellowship program is the social problems we are having in our community today. The Fellowship program opened her eyes as to what is actually going on in the community. She had high hopes when starting the program, and hopes to join them again next year. A goal that she has achieved was turning in most of her work. Her motivation is to have a successful future and to make her parents proud. The most important topic Jimelys addressed was the current project she did about racism, how it should end. She hopes one day the world will unite in a peaceful way.