Target: Loretta Lynch, United States Attorney General
Goal: Push harder for black rights and welfare in the United States.
Black Americans are at a huge disadvantage right now, in many ways. Economically, black workers do not earn as much as their white co-workers, and only a small percentage of poor black households are able to get SNAP benefits. Socially, black men are constantly being shot at and murdered by police officers, seen as a threat due to the color of their skin, and many are driven to actually commit crimes and end up in prison. Health care for black Americans is not as good as it is for whites, evidenced by the fact that a disproportionate amount of black people have died from AIDS in the last many years.
Overall, people of color are not faring well in America despite the Civil Rights movement having been in place for decades now. They are still treated as lesser beings, still brushed aside, and driven to lives of crime and child abandonment due to the harsh realities that they face. Even the fact that we have had a black president for the past eight years does little to alleviate this.
We cannot let this continue. America should not be a land where any minority is shortchanged by society, the government and the economy. We need to push harder for black rights, to give citizens of color the respect and opportunities for prosperity that they deserve. Sign this petition to demand more black rights in this country.
Dear Attorney General Lynch,
People of color in this country are suffering and struggling socially and economically. They barely make enough money to make ends meet, only a small percentage of black families living below the poverty line are able to get SNAP benefits, police are killing black men due to their pre-conceived notions of these men as “dangerous” even when the men have done nothing to warrant panic, and there is a disproportionate amount of deaths to AIDS among black people. These circumstances have driven many people of color to crime and desperation.
This cannot continue. The Civil Rights movement has been in place for decades, but very little has changed outside of segregation laws being abolished. We must stop allowing people of color to be shortchanged by society, the economy and the law. Please push for more black rights in this country, so that black people can live lives of a better quality. They are human beings who deserve prosperity and peace of mind, and to be treated equally to their Caucasian neighbors and co-workers.
[Your Name Here]
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