MaKenzi G. Iowa

People are all the same

The Black Lives Matter protest is a very important issue.

Dear Mr./Mrs. President:

My name is MaKenzi Groenendyk, I am an only child of a single, hardworking mother and I live in Cedar, Iowa. I go to Oskaloosa Christian School and I am in 6th grade.

I am writing to talk to you about racism, as a young black female I am very concerned. The 13th amendment declares that,” Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.” It is an issue because people shouldn’t get mocked for their color. As an young girl I know how hard it is to be made fun of around the teen years. No matter if you are 5 years old or 30, you should not get made fun of.

This issue matters to me because I don’t want anybody to get made fun of. It’s just not right. “ A person is a person no matter how small “ that is a quote from one of my favorite movies, “ Horton Hears a Who.” That shows that every person should be treated equally no matter the color of their skin or their height.

You should care about this issue because I think you could make a difference. Being the president and all, I guess being commander-in-chief would give you a right to do something about it. Racism is a big problem in the US. For example, the Black Lives Matter issue, that is part of what I'm trying to get off of this letter people need to realize that no matter how your skin is colored, you are the same as they are. No matter what's on the outside they are all the same on the inside.

This is what I think you can do about racism. First off, you can go down to where some of the Black Lives Matter protests are and give a speech about how this isn't right. Then make a law that we should respect other people's color. You should speak about this until it's stopped. It is a very important issue,and it has to be stopped! Another thing is speak to other black people, get their opinions on it and see what their requests are.

As a Christian, this is my perspective. In Proverbs 22:2 it says,”The rich and the poor have a common bond,the Lord is maker of them all.” In my eyes that means that everybody is the same no matter what they look like or talk like;we are all the same.In that verse it is meaning that God created us the way He wanted us to be and the way we were supposed to be.

This issue is very important around the world because people around the world are feeling bad about how they look because someone pushed them around for it. This issue has to stop; it has happened for hundreds of years, and it has to come to an end. I want this generation to be the one that stops it!

God Bless,

MaKenzi Groenendyk