“America's future will be determined by the home and the school. The child becomes largely what he is taught; hence we must watch what we teach, and how we live,” said Jane Addams. America calls itself the “home of diversity and opportunities.” Known as a nation of diversity, it is important that we advocate for everyone in this nation. But is that what America is really teaching us? America is, instead, a country of uniformity, egotism, inequality and hypocrisy. Societal rules and “guidelines” are training us to not uphold diversity while minorities and people of color are constantly judged and mistreated. Gender role still play a big part in the workforce. As of today, gay people have their own club bars. There are colleges that were founded only to educate students of African descent. Immigrants are often looked as a ‘threat‘ or with repugnance. Most importantly, women are thought of as weak human beings who cannot depend on themselves. These different types of discrimination are welcomed in our home. A home that was built on the sweat of African Americans - a home that would have not been what is is today without the help of immigrants, women or the diverse population it has. America is teaching us to not be appreciative of what we have, to not be selfless, to think for oneself instead of the greater good. America is now a nation of lies and false hopes.
Is this a nation you want for our next generations to grow up in? As a president, it is very important to put an end to this division and issues of discrimination. Discrimination is an uphill battle that started many years ago and is left unnoticed because only a small amount of people pay attention to it. Therefore, It has to start with you. As a president, you have to set the standards for the citizens of this country. You have to practice and promote the beliefs that America was founded on. You have to honor and respect the 5th and 14th Amendment. A nation needs a leader that would put a stop on a continuous issue. You do not have to prioritize ending discrimination. You do not have to treat everyone equal but you should promote and be the spokesmen for respect for all. You should emphasize to all Americans that where you start or who you are should not determine where you end up or how you get to the finish line. America is a beautiful country with so much to offer but its beliefs and sense of superiority is what makes it less of a great place to be in.
As the next president of the United States, be sure to create a home for all Americans and teach your people to be more accepting and less judgmental.