Dear Leaders of America,
My name is Javier Valdes Garcia I am a 16 year old student currently attending Fremont High School in Oakland California. Throughout my researching process on Charlottesville I learned that ideologies cause division among people.
Growing up in America is not easy especially when Spanish is your first language and are forced to learn English but despite the obstacles faced on our way we will always try our best to overcome them.As a teenager we witness racial discrimination as well as racism in our everyday lives.
Therefore, our elected leaders should prioritize fixing the government within itself because no change can be possible if we don’t change the people in power.For example, our President has his own mindset about America and different races that oppresses many people.He degrades Mexicans by saying, “they’re bringing drugs,they’re bringing crime .They’re rapists”All of this hate needs to stop and we need to start change from the government then to the people.If this does not change more and more acts of cruelty such as terrorist attacks and violent rallies will occur just like the “Unite the Right Rally” in Charlottesville.
I would suggest that schools should teach students and penalise them for saying racist comments or jokes because no one is raised with racist ideologies.If someone is not told to stop they would believe that what they are doing is not so bad making students unaware of the effects of racism.
In a distant future I hope America will be free of hate and discrimination so that everyone can have the same rights to progress in a capitalist country.
Signed, Javier Valdes Garcia