“As a biracial woman, I have experienced racism all throughout my life. The statement Black Lives Matter refers to the inequality African Americans experience compared to white people in everyday life. There is a huge discrepancy in how black people are hired, paid, and treated at work. Black people are more likely to be harassed when walking down the street and shopping. It’s no secret black people, especially black men, are more likely to be pulled over, arrested, and killed by police; in addition, they’re given tougher sentences and less likely to get paroled from prison. As a society, we must first acknowledge the disparity exists, so we can heal, unite as a society, and move forward. I have many ideas of things we can do to reduce racism and advance the African American community.”