Antonio R. Illinois


The reasons why the next president is a racist. To show how you do not treat every man and women equal, how you are racist toward many people.

Dear Mr. Trump,

Let me tell you about the time I saw this funky looking, racist white man. I bet you can’t guess his name. His name starts with a D and his last name starts with T. His name isn't Derek Tupaia or Drake Turner, but his name is Donald Trump. I remember one time hearing on the news that this man, Donald Trump not only made fun of many different people because of their race but because they were different. For example In May, you implied that Gonzalo Curiel,a federal judge, could not fairly hear the case because of his Mexican heritage. In addition to being racist toward Mexicans you called supporters who beat up a Latino homeless man “passionate”. Not only were you being racist toward Mexicans but you were racist toward black people. For example you had a black man be beaten by assailants at your rally in Alabama

In May, you implied that Gonzalo Curiel, the federal judge, could not fairly hear the case because of his Mexican heritage.“He's a Mexican,” as you told CNN of Curiel. “We’re building a wall between here and Mexico. The answer is, he is giving us very unfair rulings — rulings that people can’t even believe.” This comes to show that you in fact implied that the judge was being biased just because he is Mexican. The comments against Curiel didn’t go well either, with the American public. According to a YouGov poll released in June, 51 percent of those surveyed agreed that Trump’s comments were not only wrong, but also racist. Fifty-seven percent of Americans think Trump was wrong to complain against the judge, while just 20 percent think he was right to do so. When asked whether he would trust a Muslim judge, in light of his proposed restrictions on Muslim immigration, you suggested that such a judge might not be fair to him either.

Your racial incitement has already influenced many hate crimes. Two brothers arrested in Boston last summer for beating up a homeless Latino man cited your anti-immigrant message when explaining why they did it. One of the men that were arrested said “Donald Trump was right — all these illegals need to be deported”. Now Trump you did not even bother to distance himself from them. Instead, you said that the men were well-intentioned and had simply gotten carried away. “I will say that people who are following me are very passionate,” Trump said. “They love this country and they want this country to be great again. They are passionate.”

At a November campaign rally in Alabama, Trump supporters physically attacked an African-American protester after the man began chanting “Black lives matter.” Video of the incident shows the assailants kicking the man after he has already fallen to the ground. The following day, you implied that the attackers were justified. “Maybe [the protester] should have been roughed up,” he mused. “It was absolutely disgusting what he was doing.” In addition to being racist toward black people, you were sued not once but twice by the Justice department for not renting to black people. When you were serving as the president of your family’s real estate company, the Trump Management Corporation, in 1973, the Justice Department sued the company for alleged racial discrimination against black people looking to rent apartments in Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island. This shows that there were many times you Trump were racist toward black people.

Not Derek Tupaia or Drake Turner, but Donald Trump. You are the man I heard about being racist numerous times. The thing is you were not racist just one time but many different times. AND to add to that not only were you racist toward one race but many different races. So let me ask you this Donald Trump, why are you racist?

Metea Valley High School

Metea Valley Sophomore English

All sophomore students at Metea Valley High School wrote letters to President-Elect Trump, voicing their issues on ideas that are important to them. These letters were part of a three-week project, where we learned about rhetorical situation; types of claims; types of evidence; and embedding quotes.

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