Justice System
Grade 9

The Unfairness Black and Poor People Deal With

In the first two months of 2021, 132 civilians have been shot, 16 of whom were black. In 2020, shootings among black Americans were much higher than those among any other race, standing at 35 fatal shootings. Police officers need to stop harming people because it is a direct violation of human rights. Black people […]

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Racial Equality
Grade 6

Racism in Schools

Have you ever had to deal with a white person calling you a “Negro”? How about a white person holding the Confederate flag in your face saying “go back to slavery times so I can beat you and I can have more money”? Racism is everywhere and it can not only hurt people’s feelings but […]

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Racial Equality
Grade 8

Racism in the Workplace

Imagine being a young Black girl who is constantly worried about racial discrimination in the workplace. Well, that’s me every day. I ask myself, “Will I get the same opportunities as everyone else?” My name is Amyah Foster. I am in the 8th Grade attending Meridian PCS. Racism towards African Americans in the workplace is […]

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Justice System
Grade 7

Police Brutality

Imagine you are me. I’m a fun, loving, energetic, and imaginative young man. I’m full of promise and possibilities. I can be the one to cure Alzheimer’s by creating a new neurological technique that removes damaged brain cells and allows them to regenerate. Now imagine that I may never get to give these gifts to […]

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Racial Equality
Grade 5

Misinformation and Racism in Schools

Good Evening, my name is Chiamaka Ogbonnaya. I am a scholar at E.L. Haynes and I am in 5th grade. My discussion here is about Racism in Schools and the Misinformation that fuels its rise. One may well ask, what is racism and how does it affect students in our schools? Well, the definition of […]

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Mental Health
Grade 10

Mental Health in the Black Community

According to the US Census Bureau’s 2017 data, approximately 325.7 million people live in America, and an estimated 47.4 million of those people are African American. Black people make up about 14 percent of the population and 16 percent have a diagnosable mental illness (NAMI). Yet not only is there a stigma around mental illness […]

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