Dear Cleveland by Maddie from Beaumont School

Dear Cleveland, I see several injustices that I believe Cleveland leaders need to address. Although I am moderately sheltered in my suburban home, I try my best to maintain awareness […]

May 3, 2018 // EYEJ // No Comments //

Dear Cleveland,

I see several injustices that I believe Cleveland leaders need to address. Although I am moderately sheltered in my suburban home, I try my best to maintain awareness about these problems my country faces.

I have heard of and seen racial prejudice in police interactions, in the education system, and in my own neighborhood.  Systemic racism must be considered, such as in police protocol and in regional segregation.

I see environmental injustice in a lack of systems that protect the natural ecosystem in multiple areas; disregarding the environment, especially in certain areas, hurt people who cannot afford to move or implement “green” practice in their own homes.  A considerable amount of waste ends up in landfills and damages the environment, and so I believe in better recycling and interdimensional system to raise awareness and improve the issue.

I also am passionate about gun violence prevention, and the basis for any influence I may have beginnings locally. Children are killed out of road rage or drug conflict, for instance, which is deplorable and unacceptable. I believe instituting protective gun and firearm policy at the local level may inspire and help develop policy at the national level. We must unite in our city and address these and numerous other issues.

Sincerely,

Maddie

Beaumont School