Dear Future President,
Jose Serrano, a member of the House of Representatives, once said, ”People must realize that a crime motivated by racial or ethnic prejudice against one group is a crime against us all.” A problem facing our country is racism or racial inequality. People are rioting because of a single ‘racist’ police officer. As our next president, I want to see you create more unity between all races.
To begin, it is important that you work towards reducing discrimination in the country because it is currently causing many problems. Discrimination is caused when people hate or are scared of other races; most discrimination is between white people and black people. The main reason for this is because some people think their race is “superior”. An article in Gale states,” 91 percent acknowledge some, or a lot of discrimination against blacks.” This citation shows that discrimination is almost completely against black people. Additionally, police shootings, usually cause more racial problems. When there is a shooting in the news, and it involves police and different races, one group of people will think the police had a good reason to shoot, while others will think it was because the police officer was racist. The text in Gale includes,"Most people think race played a role in the Alton Sterling shooting.” This citation is about how many different people think Sterling was shot because he was black. An article from CNN.com states,"Louisiana police officers who fatally shot a black man pinned to the ground did so after seeing the man reach for a gun.” This citation says that he was shot, not because of race, but because he was reaching for a gun for to attack the police officer. Finally, the Black Lives Matter group discriminates against all police of any race. This group causes many unnecessary deaths. The Black Lives Matter group turns something really small, such as one man being shot, into something really big, such as killing many police.The group highlights "institutional racism, and demands police and judicial reform” as stated in Gale.
Once more, Mr./Mrs. President, please use your leadership to help all races create unity. Even though I am too young to vote, racial inequality is a problem that needs to be solved. Problems like this will continue to get worse if we don’t something about them.