What would you like to tell president-elect Barack Obama? Advise and Dissent features opinions on what the new president should be thinking and doing. This opinion came from Your Turn — Teens advise the next president on what youth need.
Better role models: Young Americans need … better role models. Not role models like Lil’ Wayne, and Lil’ Kim but more professional role models, like Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, and Hilary Clinton. By running for the presidential nomination, Hilary Clinton showed what women can do. Michelle Obama is a very successful and intelligent black woman. Barack Obama is a very successful, intelligent black man. We young Americans need more role models like these to raise the standards as to what we can do. — Kiara Hill, 16, of Humboldt Senior High