boasts to be the land of freedom, the
place where so many rights were gained
and are upheld. The one place where all
are created equal and possess the same
civil rights. African Americans, women,
and so many other groups had to struggle
to earn their place in society as an equal.
In this day and age it seems like all
the different groups have gained their
rights and all is well.
I see a group of individuals that are
known to be driven, have magnificent morals,
and try to live an honest life in this
country. One would think that these upstanding
"citizens" would thrive in this land of
freedom just as many have before. Yet
everyday I see and hear about the lack
of civil rights for these people. I too
belong to this group and have to struggle
everyday due to the lack of rights, rights
that so many others take for granted and
even misuse. Simple everyday rights that
make up the very foundation of society.
simple right to go to work everyday, to
provide a way to support oneself. A right
to higher education, to expand ones knowledge
for the advancement of not only oneself
but the advancement of mankind. Such an
insignificant looking right as to have
a state issued ID in which to identify
oneself. Even the right to own or rent
a home in which to live.
this day and age any individual who witnessed
these lack of rights would be appalled
at such an injustice. But so many, blatantly
support this lack of liberty with such
a passion that leaves one wondering what
has brought such discontent. People that
fight to eradicate this group and have
gotten to the level of discriminating
yells like "go back to where you came
from" and "nobody wants you here". I'm
sure much of my group wonders what we
have done to bring this fury upon us.
every race, society, gender and religion,
there are always people who brake the
law, waste their opportunities and hurt
the community in one way or another. Which
brings me to some brainstorming on what
possible reasons the typical fellow citizen
can have for supporting the lack of rights
I fore mentioned. If every race, society,
gender and religion has these people then
there would be no reason to point out
such individuals in a certain group. Yet
it happens. Many people in ones struggling
group are subjected to accusations that
my group should "go back to where they
came from" or "are not wanted here" because
they are criminals or hurt the community
in some type of way. If every different
group has criminals and individuals who
hurt the community then why are these
excuses used to enable the withholding
of such fundamental rights? Why must a
certain group undergo such discrimination?
Is the basic principle of our group hurting
anyone? Is wanting the "American dream"
such a sin?
is often used as a tool to learn, a way
for humanity to not repeat its mistakes.
It is known that in the past many groups
have had to endure great injustices. Hurdles
that at the time seemed impossible to
overcome. The struggle of such groups
as African Americans. Once treated not
as people but as property and stripped
of their rights as part of humanity. At
one time, great ones like Martin Luther
King or Malcolm X foresaw a future where
not only their group but all groups would
never again be stripped away of their
liberty, rights and pursuit of happiness.
Then why must this still continue? Why
should your place of birth stop you from
pursuing happiness in this great country
of freedom? Why must this country make
it so hard for my group to make an attempt
at success in this beautiful place I choose
to call home?
also enlightens me and brings me to a
very important truth. A truth that many
others fail to see in their blinding rage.
Everyone in the United States is a part
of my struggling group. We are all one
giant group. The group that left their
birthplace looking for a better tomorrow,
for a place where our rights as human
beings would be upheld, for a land of
one can argue that they do not belong
to my group, our group. Even the Native
Americans at one time immigrated to this
place for the same reasons as the rest
of us. So, if we are all one group then
why should some receive these rights and
others not. The ancestors of many were
just looking for a new place to call home
which is what many more are trying to
do now yet it has been made almost an
impossible task to do. If there was an
easier way for people to lawfully become
part of the right having US people then
all "would" be well. A system where there
would be opportunity and freedom to choose
this beautiful land as home. A road to
civil rights that would be feasible to
people of all economic backgrounds, all
birthplaces equally and not biased on
pure numbers. Better yet a way in for
my group that has already chosen to make
this country our home.
to the accusations put on to our group.
Many say that our group is a cost to tax
payers, that we take away opportunities
for others to work, go to school, etc.
If our group is a cost to tax payers then
why not make the problem part of the solution.
Why not allow our group to become taxpayers?
Wouldn't the influx of revenue help this
land? This is a solution that would benefit
all. Also, how can our group take away
opportunities? Doesn't this land have
room for incredible growth? Is there really
no way that we can all end up with a piece
of the imaginary pie that is the American
dream? Why would a group make such an
effort to call this land home if not to
help improve it with such tools as education
and eventual employment?
would argue that they are just protecting
what's theirs. I understand this patriotic
desire to protect what we all stand for.
Many have died for this cause. What needs
to be understood is that by giving these
rights to our group one is doing just
that. One is not saying to let everyone
in the world into this land but by improving
the road there's much benefit to be had.
By making it more attainable for individuals
who want to improve themselves and this
land to make this place home along with
improvements in protecting the borders
we can keep the individuals hurtful to
the community like criminals, from destroying
our home, yes our home.
all those issues solved then there would
be no reason for our group not to regain
our civil liberty and truly be considered
as part of this land of freedom. There
is an ongoing struggle for our group and
one feels that it should end. I as an
individual know that as long as I have
breath in my lungs I will fight for the
rights that our people and me deserve.
We are all one group and we should stand
united, and then indivisible as part of
the United States of America. This is
my dream and it is going to become a reality.