Friday, July 20, 2012

Brown Brother

Joshua Iosefo is a boy of pacific nation, who is a prefect at Mt Roskill Grammar. He wrote a poem about stereotypes and discrimination against pacific islanders. He then shared that speech the with the whole of Mt Roskill Grammar, his speech was recorded, then put on YouTube.

The poem ‘Brown Brother’, included many stereotypes. Stereotypes is labeling a whole group with certain characteristics. Within the poem it included stereotypes such as, never graduating from college, dropping out, teen pregnancy and many more. You can believe in a stereotype or not but just because everyone else is doesn't mean you have too.

This speech inspired me to do more because I'm a pacific islander,- don’t be scared to dream big, achieve, believe and succeed. I can do whatever in the future, but I have to believe in myself to make those dreams come true.


  1. Hey Mino,

    That piece of writing was very touching. I liked your use of vocab. Your writing could make people dream bigger, believe & succeed. Keep being a role model.


  2. Hey Mino, I just stumbled across your writing. Hold onto the dream and believe in yourself. Well done on some thoughtful relection!


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