In 2003, Tashia Holloman, 18, an Oakland High senior on her way to Long Beach State University , says "she works part time as a customer service representative in Pleasanton, but her real passion has been being a student leader. She and her classmates have talked about the war, but their biggest worries are how to pay for college, where to find jobs or how to stay busy without getting into trouble."
"The message (poor) people get is that we're dumb and not worth money or attention. They say Oakland kids are not civilized, but they take privileges away from us and there's nothing we can really do but act stupid," Holloman said. "You can't get off the streets selling drugs if you can't make a living."
South African youth festival
- Mama Cassie and Nitty Gritty Community Club, Communist Party USA In December, Tashia Holloman was one of the U.S. delegates to the 17th World Youth Festival, in South Africa. Our club is hosting a welcome back event for one of our beloved youth who represented our country so wonderfully at the 17th World Youth Festival in South Africa, in December 2010.
- ↑ http://articles.sfgate.com/2003-04-20/living/17488115_1_oakland-unified-school-district-east-oakland-gulf-war/3 SF gate.com Young and worried / West Oakland teens are concerned about the war in Iraq but more afraid of the war on their streets April 20, 2003|By Joshunda Sanders]
- ↑ NPML Events, accessed February 8, 2011