Equality?

I am so overjoyed by the enthusiasm we have to this site so far…and here is our second post by Parma. She is a teenager from Minnesota who loves the beach, and sleeping. 

Equality in America.
As a young girl in America, I would like to believe that when I grow up and get a job that I will be treated the same as a man with the same job. I would also like to believe that I would get paid the same amount as a man with the same job. I know that as of right now, that is not how the majority of working women are being treated and paid.
As a minority in America, I would like to believe that I have equal opportunities to colleges and careers compared to non minorities. I would also like to believe that my safety is just as important as that of non minorities in this country. As of right now, neither of those hold true for all minorities. As a woman who is a person of color, I fear for the future because I’m not sure that I will be treated like male counter parts of white counter parts. This saddens me because I know women just like me are trying their absolute hardest to get equality, and they just don’t have it.
Equality is important to me because from a young age we are taught it is a right, but as we grow older we find that things that are suppose to be guaranteed are not. Everyone deserves fair treatment by employers and federal officials. If this is the land of opportunities and equality, why does it seem like some people have the upper hand?

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