Equality: one of the most desired concepts of today, yet it is commonly made apparent that there is a lack. Minorities face prejudice daily in American society, but understanding these inequalities can help to level social hierarchy. These injustices cause individuals to have trials and tribulations in their daily life.
However, according to CNN, the populations of minorities and majorities will switch by 2050. There’s evidence of this phenomenon occurring in Houston as the majority became the minority, for the white population is now less than the African American population. Despite this, discrimination still exists among towns, suburbs, and cities alike.
“Minorities nowadays face discrimination and often have no one to rant their issues to today,” Anayah Armand (9) said. “The school systems do little to aid those individuals.”
Despite these interviewed students sharing common situations and going through the same difficulties, they do not completely fall in line with each other. Resio and Armand believe the staff and faculty does not have enough aid for members of minorities, while Freshmen Emma Sanchez believes the school is doing enough to help them.
“Everyone should stop being so concerned with people's race and stop whining over it. People are caring because you care so much,” Emma Sanchez (9), a first generation Mexican-American, said.
The lack of unity due to racial, sexual and religious affiliations is made apparent each and every day. If this cycle continues, future generations won't be able to see people for what they truly are.
“I constantly worry about how society will change in the future.I think the world will become more opinionated about how they treat others, and it makes me wonder what will happen to minorities,” Resio said.
~Seth Pitman -Staff Writer