When civil rights leader Rosa Parks died last month, we asked readers how they could follow her example. Here are some of the injustices KidsPost readers see and the simple steps they would take to make the world a better place.
I think that it was an injustice to see people in New Orleans being stuck at the Superdome when many rich people got out. Rosa Parks must have been sad to see this injustice. . . . When I grow up, I will remember this and make sure that this never happens again.
Jordan Becker, 11, Brookeville
I would try to stop people [from getting] guns. A lot of people get shot or even killed, so if I was like Rosa Parks or Martin Luther King Jr., I would . . . shut down all the gun shops.
Zaid Caviness-Bey, 10, Washington
I am on a quest, trying to change the minds of people about alcohol. That's what I would do to make a difference in the world. I cannot understand why people destroy themselves with alcohol day after day. I hope this can launch the message I am trying to spread.
Courtney Keating, 12, Manassas
An unjust thing I see every day is pollution. I plan to walk all around town and pick up all the trash on the ground.
Katerina Clavijo, 7, Washington
I think people in poor countries should get books for a start in getting a good education. We would donate books to our school, and when we get more than 1,000, we should send [them] to people who need [them].
Kai Kozai, 10, Ashburn
An injustice I see is that we cut down trees, use them for paper and then throw them away. I plan to donate boxes to homes, schools and companies to recycle paper in.
Gabriel Lundquist, 7, Washington
I think an injustice in America today is that kids can't vote. Here we are legal U.S. citizens with absolutely no voice in the government that governs almost everything around us. You might say that we might not be smart enough to make the right decisions, [but] you could have us take an IQ test or something.
Jason Carter, 10, Woodbridge
Animals are being killed every day. I plan to go out at night in the wilderness and blind the hunters with a flashlight.
Theo Bilski, 7, Washington