I am concerned about racial equality and the criminal justice system in the United States. Most Americans believed that the Civil Rights Act put an end to the discrimination of race, sex, ethnicity and religion. However, we still see prejudice as a major issue in this country. 24%of the 715 people killed by the police were African American. The killing of Blacks by officers has become a nationwide epidemic.Many law enforcement officials don’t realize that this issue is unjust, wrong, and illegal. It is a topic that needs a more greater look into and a more understanding for people who are faced with this everyday.
The Department of Justice reports that police officers pull over and search African Americans and Latinas 80% more than Whites. Is it fair, is everyone being treated equally? We both know the answer is “no.” As president of the United States, you have the power to put an end to such corruption. You can get the country to see that if we live in harmony with each other and treat all equally, we will be a stronger nation.
Changing and making progress takes time, but over a presidential term or two, racial equality can be achieved.You can make America a place where everyone feels safe and where no one is discriminated against because of their difference to the next person. We can be the country who welcomes change and progression.