The United States is a beautiful dream and can open doors for many individuals; unfortunately, for some members of our country, doors remain closed.

By Meah B. from Puckett High School in Mississippi


In America everyone is unique in their own way. There is only one you; we each have a pathway good or bad, and the question is to take or not to take? This pathway includes hardships and hurtful times for each and every one of us. We all must make sacrifices for the ones we love and even for ourselves.

Many individuals flee to America because of their living conditions and/or the rules which must be followed according to what country they are in. I know sometimes America can be a little rocky but this is still an amazing country where we have the freedom to say what we want, and for the most part, do what we want. Even though we could change a few things in America such as gun violence, police brutality, and talk about black lives matter a whole lot more, we are still a country that many people would absolutely love to live in.

Many people look for that American dream when they do come to the United States and sometimes they do get what they are searching for. As a 16 year old African American female, sometimes I go through hardships more than others, especially here in the South. In the South, African Americans go through a lot. Even with it being 2019, things still haven’t changed with descrimination and racism in some cases, for example: police brutality. If you are 18 or older here in the U.S. you are allowed to vote. Voting creates a voice for everyone and that is one of the many rights and freedoms here.

Each American citizen is faced with many hardships despite the freedoms we have. Some have to become a citizen first before fully participating in the freedoms of speech, religion and so much more. Even here in America a person still may face descrimination and inability to find work because of where he/she comes from.

America can open doors for so many people that live here. You can live your dream and follow your dreams here and be successful. The United States is a beautiful dream and can open doors for many individuals; unfortunately, for some members of our country, doors remain closed, or at least, are difficult to pull open.. 

Puckett High School


High school sociology class @ Puckett High School in Mississippi

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