Suzie Utah

Dear Future President,

My letter touches on the many forms of inequality in the US.

Congratulations on the honor that has been given to you to rule our country. There are many tasks and challenges you have to deal with as president. Some issues that need to be addressed and resolved are discrimination and inequality. These issues affect many different people of all different races, religions, and genders.

The United States is suppose to represent a place of opportunity, liberty, and freedom. Not everyone is treated the same, and this needs to change. People should be tried the same in court, and race should not be a determinate of how long someone gets sentenced. According to The Wall Street Journal, sentencing for black males were 20% longer than those of white males for similar crimes. Every religion should be respected, even if the religion is that of an enemy country. Islamophobia has been a present prejudice since 9/11, and as a country we need to get passed this hatred. It is not just to discriminate many for the actions of a few. Women and men should be paid the same for the same work. According to the Institute for Women’s Policy Research in 2015, female full time workers made 80 cents for every dollar earned by men. No one should be victimized for the conditions they are born into.

I ask you next president to make sure that this inequality stops and I hope that our nation starts loving more and hating less. Inequality exists in many aspects of our life, and needs to be addressed. Thank you for taking the time to read my letter.


Suzie Sausedo

Judge Memorial

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Students enrolled in AP English Language and Composition at Judge Memorial Catholic High School in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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