Dear next President:
I am one of the many youth of the United States of America. There are many issues going on in today's society and today's world, but there is a specific problem I would like to see addressed when we get a new president.
I believe we should be focused on equality. Equality for all races, genders, and sexual orientations. Living in a small community in a conservative state isn't too fun, especially when some of the elders here aren't open for change. Now, I know there's no way their minds will change, but it'd be nice to see the nation as a whole at least respect one another. Having friends in the LGBTQ+ community opened my eyes to a whole new world of being ridiculed and judged. Women are still seen as below men, especially in the workplace. According to the website “Institute for Women’s Policy Research”, “In 2015, female full-time workers made only 80 cents for every dollar made by men.” Shootings, dirty looks, not-so-random security checks at airports, and hateful slurs target people of different races. While looking for statistics for shootings, I got an uneasy feeling when I saw that there are websites tracking mass shootings, some even keeping up to date hourly. (Mass Shooting Tracker.org for example.) Race has always been an issue, which is pretty ridiculous considering that it seems no matter how many laws are made, people's attitudes have not changed. Segregation isn’t legal, but there's still racism.
It won't be easy getting people to respect each other,but it's not impossible. I would appreciate seeing this hateful discrimination continue, so please consider addressing racism, and quality for all genders and sexual orientations.