Iowa City West High School

My message: Let my multicultural family flourish

Dear future president,

I’m excited to live in a nation where no one has to hide who they are or what they wish to be. A nation where my multicultural family can flourish and express their traditions, not feel the need to assimilate in order to be accepted. As a first-generation American with a European mother and an African father, it’s alarming to see xenophobia becoming a social norm. The leader of the United States should make it one of their goals to create a community that fosters the growth of this so called “melting pot.” Moreover, I am looking forward to having a leader that encourages the acceptance of all people, not just a group they deem worthy.


Nina Elkadi

Iowa City West High School

Iowa City, Iowa