A Student New York

Discrimination and Racism

Immigrants are important in America

Dear President of the United States,

I am an immigrant from Ecuador and I am a senior in high school. Immigrants need to be recognized in this country because they do important work here and right now they do not have enough voice in the government. Dear President, with all the respect that you deserve, we immigrants need to have immigration reform to remain in the United States and be able to work freely. Immigrants should not be abused. People say that immigrants are bad people or criminals but we are not. We the immigrants are also human. We are not animals, and we also have the right to be recognized by how we are working and not as criminals.

A great example of how Latinos are discriminated Against is when Donald Trump spoke during his candidacy, with his evil and childlike speech against the lower race or religions. He does not want to join the country together, he wants to destroy it. Racism in America is happening mainly by European Americans against African Americans, Latinos or Muslim immigrants. Nationality, language, customs and culture does not determine a race. In the videos below you can see the evidence.

In conclusion, the "social discrimination occurs for many reasons, whether envy, lack of knowledge or simply intolerance," but it is increasing and leading to violence. The only solution is to try to be more tolerant of others and we should all be equal to all and also try to be more supportive of others because they can not always be lucky as us.

"We say live in a society where equality prevails, however through the practice of discrimination, we realize that the society in which we live is not egalitarian." Discrimination is a problem that has been increasing over the years. With new laws, we can learn to accept the cultural diversity that exists in the U.S. in order to live together in peace. We immigrants need to be recognized for our work.


A Student

Brooklyn International High School

BIHS Seniors 2016-17

Brooklyn International High School, in New York City, is a public school for recent immigrants to the U.S.

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