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Dear the Nasty World we Live In

Dear to this nasty world we live in, Some things people don’t understand is why racism is still such a big deal today. Lots of people brush it off and don’t think about it anymore because it β€œisn’t their problem.” They need to think about it more, because it’s becoming an even bigger problem as time progresses. This is what I’ve had to learn as a black Christan kid. I’m eleven, and I know more than I should, from what my mom tells me. Not only am I black, (I love my heritage so why should I let people bother me because of it) but I’m a Christan, which kids try to make me hate about myself. Christans get a lot of bad rap, because we believe in a God who loves us and will forgive us for whatever we’ve done wrong, and people just don’t like that, and I don’t know why. A lot of Christans are hated, because we believe differently than the rest of the world. But lately, they’re starting to drift to the ways of the world, and not to the ways of the world. That’s beside the point, but you HAVE to get what I mean! I get bullied because of my race and my religion! Lots of my friends have killed themselves because of it…...because we’re different….and it hurts knowing all my friends and leaving me….but I get how they feel. I get called names, I get pushed and locked in my locker, and I get my lunch taken away from me. None of the teachers care. What has this world become? So this is me making a statement to the world, respect people for who they are, just because they aren’t like you, doesn’t mean you can stomp over them like their trash. This is all for George Floyd, who lost his life because of a police officer refusing to let him breath while the officer was pushing his neck. He was black, and had a life in front of him. It hurts to know that racism is getting worse and Christans are getting crap said about and to them. It’s not fair to anyone. Please treat others the way you want to be treated, it makes a difference in other’s lives. It helps make people feel good about themselves, it causes happiness, and all the feelings that a good and healthy for a person to feel.

Signed, Lillian Mathers



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