To the Editor:
As a teen growing up in a rural area, the erupting police brutality events seemed very distant. The recent attacks in Dallas hit close to home knowing that my best friend was recently transported down South for basic training.[private] Although he wasn’t involved in any way in Dallas, it was terrifying to know that men doing their job, just like him, were killed. I’ve talked to many of my friends and peers about how devastating the fight for blacks has become and how much violence has followed. It is very hard for a young adult to understand where all of this hatred is coming from. It seems that much of this violence is between adults because my generation has grown up with a sense of equality. Many of the older generations lived through the Civil Rights movements and have preexisting feelings, including discrimination. The youth of America shouldn’t have to be raised around so much violence and biased opinions. We should be taught tolerance and equality. The rallies, protests and violence are meant to do good but are corrupting the minds of the youth. Adults should be showing us the right way to handle these situations, like passing amendments or speeches to the Senate. Americans need to realize that every single person is being affected by the actions taken by police, protestors and radicals, especially the youth being raised in the midst of it.