Dear Leaders of America,
My name is Jordan Phal, I am a 17 year old senior who currently lives in Oakland California. I currently attend Fremont High school.
Growing up as a teenager in America throughout most of the decade has been okay. I mean it hasn’t been hard on me, but I also never had everything that I ever wanted. I grew up in Oakland, California for my entire life and it’s pretty diverse over here. Once I went up north for a week this summer and saw mainly white Americans I was shocked.
There are a lot of issues that exist in our society today, but the one I want our elected leaders to focus on is the racism that still exists in our society. Racism should be the primary focus of our elected leaders thanks to the recent event that just happened a couple of weeks ago in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Obviously there’s virtually no way to end all of the racism in America, although that would be nice. The best advice I give give our leaders to try to fix the problem is try to get people to understand other people’s culture, I don’t know how and I don’t know when but just do it.
I wish that in the future everyone can understand one another’s culture and see things from multiple perspectives.
I assume that our elected leaders are trying their best, but sometimes that’s just not enough.
Signed, Jordan Phal
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