We do matter!

We are living in a world where we thought things were fair and found out everyone around us doesn’t like our race nor do they like our skin color. They’re always going to be someone who doesn’t accept who you are and agree with what you believe in. They’re always going to be racist people who think the “Jim crow law” is the way all human beings should be treated. Well, I’m here to tell you that not the case. As a community and a culture we should not stand for wrong treatment from anyone even our own race. Even though we were not born with the same parent we still are family. Other races have their problems but as Black/African American we need to come together to make the change.

  It has been 401 years Black America has been free, but are we really free? Police brutality is one of the main things over the years that has kept blacks form being completely free. There have been numerous situations were our race has got shot or killed. Marches have been held to make more people aware of police brutality, But has it really helped us? Were still getting told where we can go or where we belong.

There are business where blacks are not able to get into. In this day and age, we need to come together and start making things are own. We need to have more black-owned businesses. More people out in the street protecting our elder and baby. We might not all agree with how people live but as a community, we need to come together to make a change.

We have been free for over 401 years and we need to start acting like it. Being free is not something given to us, it was something we worked for and now we have the chance to be apart of something great. We’re the next generation of young people who can change the way things have been running over the past years. When I grow up I want to be a lawyer. I want to help every person who has been wrongfully convicted of a crime or overlooked by the law. Everyone deserves a second chance.

  Regardless of your race or your belief, you have the right to be treated with respect and the right to express your belief in a respectful way without being racist towards others. Everyone is equal in there own way. Just some races have it harder than others. We all have to prove ourselves, we all are different in our own way. When we come together as a race there will be less hate and more love. Everyone has the right to say what’s on their mind whether others like it or not.

You are your own person and it’s time to start helping other people be their own person. You are beautiful in your own way so shed some of your bright light on this darkness in this world!


Katelyn Williams – Chicago Lights