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Roberto: We Don't Live in Huts

From: uniquelyspoken
Series: Voices of the Other
Length: 03:41

Roberto, a high school student, immigrated to the US from Jamaica

Default-piece-image-0 Students of St. Frances Academy (a private Catholic school in Baltimore, founded 175 years ago to educate the children of slaves), together with Uniquely Spoken Youth Media, Blunt Youth Radio, and the National Youth in Radio Training Project collaborated on this series about immigration.

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Students of St. Frances Academy (a private Catholic school in Baltimore, founded 175 years ago to educate the children of slaves), together with Uniquely Spoken Youth Media, Blunt Youth Radio, and the National Youth in Radio Training Project collaborated on this series about immigration.

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Review of Roberto: We Don't Live in Huts

This was an interesting story about americas perception of Jamaca and how wrong it is. Roberto is saying that he came up and a lot of people asked him "stupid Questions" about Jamaca and him having to explain a million times about how not everybodys poor and how thew don't all live in huts. This was very good and informational telliing of the things that we have and they don't, such as snow.

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Review of Roberto: We Don't Live in Huts

It's very interesting how Roberto thought of America before he came here from the Bahamas, for example he thought the streets were painted of gold. I think it's cool how he explains the first time he saw snow, I can almost imagine him playing in it and seeing it for the first time. I like how he clears up some of the misconceptions people have about the Bahamas and how he says some of the questions people have "are just plain dumb." But it seems he also misses alot of things about his home like his family and friends but also the beauty of it and the "warm,sweet breeze." He really makes me want to take a vacation.

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Review of Roberto: We Don't Live in Huts

The story of Roberto I found to be quite moving, leaving his family at a young age for uncertainty is a really big step to take. I liked that Roberto realized that everyone makes assumptions about places that they have never been to, but that one can always stand to learn some new things. He left me wondering however, if leaving everyone he knew was worth it.

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http://www.uniquelyspoken.org; www.bluntradio.org