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Emma Johnson, eighth-grader at Discovery Junior High, Fargo

Like Martin Luther King Jr., I have a dream. My dream is that someday his words, his dream, will come true. Every day, everywhere you can witness racism. Maybe you don't pay attention to it, but if you think it's not there, you should open your eyes.

Like Martin Luther King Jr., I have a dream. My dream is that someday his words, his dream, will come true.

Every day, everywhere you can witness racism. Maybe you don't pay attention to it, but if you think it's not there, you should open your eyes.

I see it everywhere -- school, restaurants, malls, businesses, airports and many other places. I have not just seen it either. At times, in my life, I've probably been racist.

I wish I could turn back time and change it because I do regret it, but I'm not going to deny it. I think no matter how old you are, or what race you are, you've at one time been racist or discrimi-nated against someone for being different.

I don't really think that we try to. We don't have a choice. Look at the world we grow up in. It's taught to us through our parents, media and past events.

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But maybe we can stand up to all this pressure. If we could look at the real problems in the world, color of one's skin cannot even compare. I think we should all just reach out a hand, no matter what color it is.

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