Abby E. Louisiana

Racial Equality

All people should be equal, no matter what skin color.

Dear Future President,

Malala Yousafzai,Nobel Prize winner, once said, “There should be no discrimination against languages people speak, skin color, or religion.” These words are very true today because of our country’s racial divide. Recently, there have been many black men killed by police officers. Overall, our country is split due to races. As our next president, I think you should work toward racial equality.

To begin, it is important that you stop racial inequality because recently, there has been police brutality. Black people are nervous when they get pulled over by a police officer because of police brutality. Police brutality is officers hurting or killing people unlawfully. According to PRNewswire, black citizens are 250% more likely to feel nervous when pulled over by a law enforcement officer. There have been many cases of police brutality toward black men in the past, and some have been towards people who were not posing a threat. This is why people are scared of police officers. Although there are some cruel police officers, the majority are not like that. In fact, very few are. You need to make it known that these few officers are giving all police officers a bad name. Additionally, there have been many forms of discrimination lately. Discrimination is a form of racism, and contributes to racial inequality. According to PRNewswire, 91% of white people acknowledge at least some, if not more discrimination against black people. This shows that most people have been racist towards black people. This is why our country is divided. When a child’s parent is racist, the child is racist. Children usually believe the same things as their parents, they do not know better. This needs to end. Finally, the Black Lives Matter campaign has caused a massive racial divide. According to PRNewswire, 64% of white Americans do not support the movement. Even though not all white Americans agree, I think that more should be supportive of the campaign. Although they are not black citizens, they should believe that black lives matter because ALL lives matter. Maybe, instead of sending officers to stop them, send officers to walk with them. These officers can make sure that none of them cause harm to anyone. There should not be a racial divide. As president, you should make it a point to remind people that all lives matter. Our country is divided because people focus too much on race instead of character.

As our next president, you need to fix these issues. People are not born racist, they are taught these beliefs. When this cycle ends, so will racism among all Americans. Even though I am too young to vote, I know that I do not want to live in a country where people are judged by their skin color rather than their character.

                                                                                               Sincerely,

                                                                                                    Abigail E.