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Reading 2

The Freedom Writers Diary


フリーダム・ライターズの日記 本文和訳

I have a dream that one day … little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers.

Diary 1

Every day before I leave, my mom prays that I come home safely.

On the way home, I get chased mostly by older fools with bats and knives.

I try going different ways, but they always notice me and chase me anyway.

At first I didn’t know the reason why they always hunt me down, but then I understood it, it was simply because I was from a different race. (Fall 1994)
最初,やつらがいつもぼくを追い詰める理由がわからなかったけど,そのあとわかった。それは単にぼくが違う人種の出だったからだ。 (1994年秋)

Diary 2

A couple of days ago one of my friends was laid to rest.

He should still be here having fun and enjoying life with the rest of us.

He’s not the first nor the last friend that I’ll lose.

I’ve lost many friends, friends who have died in an undeclared war.

A war between color and race. (Fall 1994)
それは肌の色や民族の違いで争う戦争だ。 (1994年秋)