Blog: Shabbat Letter from Michael J.

by Michael J., Group 10

2We have all heard many stories about inequality. Moving forward it is important to learn the steps necessary to get rid of it.

The first step is to identify the problem. Denying or procrastinating is almost as harmful as inequality itself. It is important to make strides against inequality and not be a bystander. Last week we visited the sites of the Holocaust. It became very apparent that many of the atrocities that occurred were a result of bystanders allowing inequality to take place. Heroes like Oscar Schindler were activists who opposed inequality during the Holocaust.

The next step in removing inequality is being an activist. My favorite story of someone opposing inequality is the story of Jackie Robinson and how he became the first African American baseball player. He actively opposed racism in sports and made a positive change. It is important we all make strides to rid inequality.

The final step in removing inequality is passing on a new way of life. Racism and prejudice are not as severe as they once were during the Civil Rights Movement because our parents and teachers taught us how to combat this inequality. When we have children of our own it is important that we teach them the benefits of equality in order to avoid repeating the mistakes of the past.

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