Dear Leaders of America,
I am Sala Apodaca, a junior in high school. On August 11, 2017, there was a protest against the removal of white supremacist leader Robert E. Lee’s statue. During the protest, a counter protest began, and while the protest was going on, a car rammed into a crowd (counter protesters), killing 1, injuring 19. But after the protest, 2 officers were dead.
Growing up in America as a teen has taught me that no matter what happens there will always be a part of racism around, and even when we think there is no racism it always seems to find a way to return to society.
Our leaders should be making it a PRIORITY for ALL Americans to feel safe in their homes. I believe they should make it a priority for Americans to know that no matter the color of our skin we are all the same and that not every person shall be treated poorly based on what people in the past have done.
I believe that the leaders of America should make more people of color leaders because America if full of diversity and shall be represented with more diversity.
I wish that in the future for America can be color blind and not make choices towards people based on color. I wish that people would come together and appreciate diversity instead of making it a problem.
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