Victoria T. Oregon


Its about things that are problems in the use that nobody cares about and nobody is changing

Dear Our Future President,

I wanna talk about change and what your gonna do for my country because I can list a bunch of things that need to change.

1. Cops killing innocent black people for no reason; the cops get off with no consequences and my kind is dying and it feels like segregation all over again. Sometimes as a black person I fear for my life because I don't know what can happen. I remember when I was in 6th grade a cop follow my mom and I home the tamaracks apartments home and when we got out the car he asked for my mom's license and she asked why he told her he didn't have to tell her and that she didn’t give it to him the he would arrest her. I felt some type of way because 1 my mom got harassed and 2 my uncle had just got arrest couple months ago prior to that.

2. Justice and equal rights aren’t being used properly. It’s not fair if a black person gets 8 years for murder and a white person only gets like 5 years and they did the same crime, that’s not equal rights. On top of that if not just black people it’s other race to because they’re not white.

3. Racial profiling. I see Arab people get discriminated all the time because they wear hijab and clothes that cover them. They are covered because they have to it’s apart of their culture and I realized islamic and Arab go through a lot everyday because every time a racist person sees them the first thing they think of is 9/11 or that they’re terrorist. What sucks is that people lose jobs, can’t find jobs because of what they look like, get pulled over because of their race. On it mentions the defintion and how often it; “it occurs every day, in cities and towns across the country, when law enforcement and private security target people of color for humiliating and often frightening detentions, interrogations, and searches without evidence of criminal activity and based on perceived race, ethnicity, national origin, or religion”.

4. The fourth is the people of homelessness.  Homeless people who are hungry or addicted to drugs they need help half of them were young when they started drugs and didn’t have the help. There is stuff out there for them to get they just need to be told. On the Willamette Week website, an article states that "the number of homeless people who died in Multnomah County Rose sharply in 2015- to 88, up from 56 the year before.” It’s worse than that if you add up all the death that happen because they are homeless. Change needs to happen or the world won't get better.


Victoria Taylor

Jefferson HS

Jefferson HS Students

10th,11th, and 12th grade students at Jefferson HS in Portland Oregon.

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