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Political Podcast on Racism

This letter provides evidence that racism still exists in America.

Dear Future President,

I’m writing to address the issue of racism. In the year of 2016, policemen have killed at least 194 black people in the US. There are ways to stop these racist shootings from occurring. But these solutions can only work if you, the leader of our country treat all people no matter what race with equal rights, and if you fight to make these solutions a reality. Because I alone can’t do this, with your help we can help America reach the equality we are known for having. To solve this problem, we can create a national police protocol that policemen cannot use their guns unless they are being shot at in action.

The racism occurring in our country is NOT okay and is not what our country is supposed to mean. If one of the past presidential candidates is racist and a nonbeliever in equal rights, then why would we want to have a president who doesn’t represent our country lead it (Donald Trump). In this interview with ABC news Donald Trump makes a bold statement, without any evidence whatsoever and only basing his belief over ridiculous stereotypes over an Islamic mother who lost her son and was standing silently behind her husband as he spoke, “If you look at his wife, she was standing there. She had nothing to say. She probably, maybe she wasn’t allowed to have anything to say. You tell me,” This lady, Ghazala Khan later spoke up saying “Walking onto the convention stage, with a huge picture of my son behind me, I could hardly control myself. What mother could?” How can someone who wants to lead our nation say something so assumptious, without getting any facts straight, he didn’t even think about the mourning but brought out racial stereotypes instead.

A young African American will almost always receive a harsher conviction than a white male around the same age. This is a problem because that is not the equality that America is about. An article written by Identity Mic stated in their article, “Brock Turner, the now-infamous white former Stanford swimmer, received a six-month sentence — although it looks like he'll only serve three months — for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman behind a dumpster” and the article also stated, “Brian Banks, with expectations of one day joining the National Football League, was accused of rape when he was 16 years old. He was tried as an adult, received more than five years in prison and another five years on parole for being a sex offender, before his accuser admitted to fabricating the allegations and all charges were dropped.” Brock Turner a white swimmer and was rightfully accused, but only for 3 months. While Brian Banks a black football player was wrongfully accused and was given more than five years in prison, and was put on trial as an adult, side by side comparing these incidents its shows inequality.

All Americans should feel as if their country’s pride has lowered after these incidents. Is this really the type of country you want America to be? With your help future president, we can end this inequality. We can stop these problems by including in law school that to be a judge you must show equality to all. If we take action on this issue now we can turn America to what it is known for.


Naajiha Mushayeed


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Noman, Natasha. "Brock Turner Gets Months in Jail - A Black Student Got 5 Years for a Rape He Didn't Commit." Mic. Mic, 10 June 2016. Web. 07 Oct. 2016.

"Tulsa Police Shooting Investigated by Justice Department." CNN. Cable News Network, n.d. Web. 07 Oct. 2016.

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