Everyone should be treated with the same equality and respect!

My creed is that everyone should be treated with the same equality and respect so that we all have the same possibilities to achieve our own American dream. I see this problem most in schools dealing with minorities.

By Alex S. from ASU Preparatory Academy in Arizona

A creed is a set of beliefs that guide someone’s actions. I believe under the skin of everyone, they have some sort of their own creed for themselves. One of my creeds is the belief that everyone should be treated with the same equality and respect -- no matter where you are from -- so that we all have the same ability to achieve our own American Dream. This dream that people believe is based upon the belief that no matter where you are from or what status you hold, with a little bit of hard work and luck, you can achieve whatever you want to be.

I believe that people of different color and/or people of different regions are treated differently in some manner compared to those who live here. A New York Times article called “What do American values mean to you” starring Joe Biden, states, “You cannot define Americans by what they look like, where they come from, whom they love or how they worship. Only our democratic values define us.” This furthers my own creed. This shows how from whatever status you come from, you shouldn’t take away the values that are given to us through our democratic values like the constitution of independence, which shows us how we are all created equal. People shouldn’t judge or disrespect people of different color or from a different country because we are all created equal and should all be given the same ability to succeed.

According to the Department of education, they state, “The nation's high school graduation rate hit 81 percent in 2012-13.” Also, they said, “39 percent of blacks and 46 percent of Hispanics, who went to college, graduated with a bachelor degree 6-years later.” This shows while most minorities graduate high school, it seems that the ability to graduate doesn’t reach into college. There is an achievement gap for minority students. I believe that even though people may come from different places, everyone now living here should be treated like citizens. I believe if all people treated minorities with more respect and dignity, there could be an increase in graduation rates in college, thus creating a better future for everyone.

In conclusion, I believe that no matter where we come from, I believe we should all be treated with the same equality and respect so that we all have same ability to achieve our own American dream. I see this problem most in schools, and if minorities would get a better chance in high school, I believe they could increase the graduation rates in college for minorities. This would then lead to more minorities achieving what everyone is striving for, the American dream.

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