Equality and acceptance is important in order for us to live in peace as a global society. And as an American, I feel that allowing refugees an asylum in our country is vital. We are all people, and no matter what our beliefs, we should be able to help each other; if that means opening our homes to people caught in the horrors of war, then so be it. Some people fear this, and I can understand why. People are concerned for their own safety. People fear the unknown cultures that the refugees will bring, but I think that those differences are what made America so great in the first place. America was founded on immigrants seeking an asylum and starting anew, in search on the American dream. Americans fears are relevant, but we need to stick to what we believe, and that’s that America is brave, diverse, and free. We are the asylum so refugees of war. We need to conquer our fears, and open our hearts and our home to those in need.
Equality is one of the biggest issues in today’s society. People all over the world, and maybe even you, are either discriminated against, or the discriminator. Equality and acceptance is the only thing that will eventually lead to unity and peace within our world. There are so many people who are discriminated against for numerous and meaningless reasons based on their race, culture, religion, or even their gender. For example, today in the united states, women only earn 77 cents to every dollar a man makes for the same job. That’s only 80%, and for women of color its even lower at 63%. It’s the 21st century and women are still not earning equal pay for doing the same jobs as men. Only in the past decade has it slowly become socially acceptable for women to have a career besides just the sexiest stereotype of being a house wife and mother. Not only is this offensive to women, but it’s also demeaning. Why are we automatically considered the more fragile, less intelligent and weaker sex? It is absolutely ridiculous in this day and age. With the new presidential election in the United States, women all over the country of all ages, are standing up to defend their rights as human beings, and to no be defined by their sexual organs. This is generation that will end sexism.