Chandler Wiley Louisiana

Dear Future President

What will you do to stop racial discrimination?

Dear Future President,

   Racial discrimination is still going on in this country strong. In 1954, Brown v. Board of Education ended segregation in public facilities on the state level. However, The Civil Rights Act of 1964, ended all of the state and local laws that required segregation. Although these laws were passed, that didn't stop the segregation. Racism is still going on today and it's involved with everything that goes on in the United States. It goes on in schools, work environments, law enforcement, restaurants, and all public places.

    If you have noticed, lately there have been a lot of police shootings. So far, in 2016, there has been 856 Americans killed by cops. In 2015, there were nearly twice as many whites as blacks killed by police. On July 5, 2016, Alton Sterling, a 37-year-old black man was shot several times by two white Baton Rouge Police Department officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. This lead to protests and acts of violence all over Baton Rouge. The reason for the cop firing was because the other cop yelled, "He has a gun! He has a gun!" There has been more police brutality incidents since then too. 

    People of all ages are getting picked on and treated differently because of the color of their skin. It seems like this country is falling apart because of racism. We need to unite as one and work together with each other to make this country better. This country needs you, future president, to end racism so the following generations won't have to live in a society where they are judged by the color of their skin rather than the content of their character.


Chandler Wiley