Respecting Everyone


Have you ever been treated unfairly because of the color of your skin? If you have, here is some advice. Ask that person why they’re being mean to you. But if they threaten you, stay away from them.

Have you ever heard of a little girl named Ruby Bridges (or Ruby B)? Because she was so well educated, the governor of Louisiana allowed her to go to a white kid’s school. Every morning, Ruby B had to walk into the school with guards because people were saying that they were going to poison her.

The kids that Ruby was supposed to be in the class with were moved to another room because their parents didn’t want them to be near a black person.


Today people are still judged by the color of their skin.

Like a white man went into a bible study in Charleston, South Carolina June 17, 2015 and shot 9 people. I’m still trying to figure out why people are doing these things.

I think people should try to be nice and not make violence. But now, still through all of this, I try to focus on what is right. If people judge me by the color of my skin, or my gender, I just don’t pay attention to them, I focus on what I need to do. One time at school, I was playing a math game and I won. Then one of the boys said to his friend “How did you get beat by a girl!?! You’re smarter than her. Now go win this game!” But instead he won 2nd place, I won 1st.

If I did pay attention to people who judge by the color of their skin, sometimes I’d be sad, or mad, but I like the emotion described in the movie Home by the alien named ‘Boov’ — I would be “Sadmad.”

Now that’s All For this time!

by Zaria E. Hanchell