Speech: My view upon inequality

Speech: My view upon inequality

Nowadays, we are all trying to focus on the reduction of discrimination. Who wants to be seen or treated as a racist? Nobody. Who wants to be treated like a subordinate? Nobody. Who wants to feel less than others based on some meaningless and superficial trait? That’s right; nobody. Even though we are all trying to make this world a better place for everybody to live, subconsciously we are still not treating everybody as equal as we should. This is the case in Western countries; we are well on our way, but the end destination is certainly not within reach yet.

The situation in First World countries is not considered to be that bad compared to countries in other continents such as Africa and Asia. In China, boys are seen as the best sex and mothers desperately decide to end their children’s life when the gender isn’t the desired one. Females are really seen as subordinate in countries like these. Boys are stronger, boys can achieve more and boys have more influence. These are common misconceptions in Asia that should be changed. Children are not useless objects without feelings and emotions, like toys, that can be thrown away whenever they don’t suit you. This behavior should not be tolerated in the 21st century.

If we will continue to treat people unequally, the situation will decelerate quickly. But that is not what we are going to do. We are going to spread awareness and make sure that people understand what shapes discrimination can have and how to notice the usage of them in their daily life. Many people do not have the purpose to hurt others, but often the message is obtained as painful because of the use of racism, sexism, etcetera. This should stop. Right now. Teaching and educating students about discrimination that has occurred in the past and pointing out the features that should not be accepted also plays a big role. We are going to make sure that men and women have equal chances when it comes to jobs and that their salary is also on the same level. We are going to make sure that the prejudices about people from foreign countries disappear. We are going to train our brain to see people as individuals, instead of immediately judging and labelling them according to their ethnicity, sexuality, gender, religion and so on.

And I keep on using the form ‘we’ which is the case because these goals can only be achieved if we choose to actively join our powers all over the world to ban discrimination in all shapes and forms. Because together, we can make a difference. Let’s unite and share our thought and combine our knowledge. Trying to make a difference in an environment close to home is already a big step in the right direction, but if we really want to tackle this world-wide problem we have to discuss and make big plans to change the circumstances right now. And we will.

Together we stand strong. Together we can make equality the norm. Isn’t that something we all want for ourselves and our future generations? We can make this dream come true. I ask all of you to join me and my movement to make this world a better place. By negotiating and working together as a powerful team we can do anything. Show me your support and help us all. You will be the hero once we have achieved our goals. When we ensemble, this might happen sooner than we think. Who is ready for a fair world?

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