I think that all lives matter

In fourth grade, I learned about racism and the problems we face today but then I still felt like I didn’t understand. To me a person was a person. Some people looked different but they were still people. However, I didn’t think that the problems were that bad. I ended up using some stereotypes myself. Since this year, however, I have learned more and became more enlightened on the subject. Before this year, I thought all the cop shootings involved African-Americans. However through research, I learned that that was not true and that people of every race get shot as well equally as much if not more because only “U.S. police officers have shot and killed the exact same number of unarmed white people as they have unarmed black people: 50 each. But because the white population is approximately five times larger than the black population, that means unarmed black Americans were five times as likely as unarmed white Americans to be shot and killed by a police officer” according to the Washington Post. no doubt that it is terrible but I think we should not be standing up for just one race but all races. Because we need need it more than ever now with all people in the world who are racists. We need to fight back against racism because we are not all so different. I believe that no one race is better than another and all people should be treated equally.

Race is not real

Race is not a real thing it was created by people to gain power over others. In the 1500s slavery was used by the British to get power over Africans, which and took them from their homelands to America and England. They also enslaved Native Americans when Columbus arrived in South America. He enslaved thousands of natives and shipped them back to England. Just because they were different from the typical Whites, the British thought it was justified to enslave them. Since then racism has existed. Today racism comes in a new form, stereotypes. However, almost all stereotypes are incorrect and are seriously insulting. The reason race is not real is because it is all just about where we were born and we should not be judged by where. It is scientifically incorrect. I found this evidence in the video the story of race, this video explains the history of race. racism is counterproductive and it shouldn’t be a problem. With all the problems in this world, racism shouldn’t be one. According to American Academy of Dermatology, “The reason different races have different colored skin is caused by melanin.” But people didn’t know that at the beginning of race so they made up stories to mask that the fact of the matter is we are all people and no matter how we look we will always be humans.


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