Dear Leaders of America,
Hello, my my name is Jesus Sanchez and I’m a student attending Fremont High School in the 11th grade, located in Oakland. Growing up as a teenager in America has been pretty good for me, so far. Personally, I’ve never experienced racial slurs being said to me, but just because it has never happened to me, doesn’t mean it doesn’t happen to other kids my age.
Which is why, racism is one the issues I want you to prioritize on. Racism has been a part of this world for years now and I want it to end already. I’m sure other people can agree with me on that. No one likes to be put down by others and racism does exactly that. It could also leave people without jobs and that leads up to starving families. In some cases, it could cause people to commit suicide.
A solution I think might help, is to make racial slurs illegal to say[a]. Sure, there’s freedom of speech but making a couple words illegal wouldn’t hurt nobody.
The future I wish for America to have one day, is where racism has completely disappeared. With everyone getting along with each other, regardless of their different cultures and beliefs. I really hope you think about it and take action.