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Nawal-N'Garnim

I want my brother to be able to drive without having the fear of being pulled over

Dear President Donald Trump,

Being under 18, I had no say in the election, but I would like to mention that I would not have voted for you. You have very little care for minorities or anyone under you. My family is full of minorities, and I want them to be safe. I want my brother to be able to drive without having the fear of being pulled over and never seeing his family again. I want my uncle and aunt to be able to go to their local mosque without being harassed. I want my cousin to be able to marry whomever he wants to.

In your term as president, there are many issues that need to be addressed. A very important issue to focus on is the criminal justice system. The system is rigged. Too many people are being incarcerated, especially minorities due to the color of their skin. A way to help fix this problem would be to have police officers go through extensive training and wear body cameras at all times. Officers of the law need to be held accountable for their actions at all times. Racial profiling is terrible and should come to an end. Another issue is the problem of mass incarceration. According to Amnesty International, though the United States makes up 5 percent of the world’s population, it is responsible for 22 percent of the world’s prison population. This isn’t right. Mass incarceration is also very expensive, and funding all those jails and prisons takes away money that could go toward education and other very useful programs. Steps need to be made to improve the country. If you really want to make America great again, make changes for the better.

Sincerely,

Nawal N’Garnim, Grade 10, Westtown School

Student Voices: "The system is rigged. Too many people are being incarcerated, especially minorities due to the color of their skin. A way to help fix this problem would be to have police officers go through extensive training and wear body cameras at all times."


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