Letters to the editor for May 11, 2018

Editor’s note: The following letter was submitted along with commentary from the author’s mother to provide context. According to Jaclyn Farmer, her daughter was upset by something she witnessed at the University of Florida’s recent commencement ceremony. “She felt very strongly that something had to be done. I encouraged her … to write a letter to the editor,” Jaclyn said.

Treat everyone the same

My name is Hadley Farmer. I am 8 years old, and I think there need to be a new Rosa Parks. Someone needs to stand up for black people.

Cause: The black people were dancing and got pushed off stage and white people did not.

Effect: Their graduation was ruined.

A way to fix this problem would be treat people the right way even if they are black. Jesus said, “Treat everyone the same.”

Hadley Farmer