The hunger games have recently brought the subject of injustice to light through the entertainment world. It is a fictional story. However, the issues that are raised are many of the same ones that have been raised for centuries and are issues we look at today.
As a third grader, I wrote a letter to Governor George Wallace about how he was treated the people in his state. Segregation was openly being practiced and I wrote him a letter telling him I thought he was wrong and that he should stop. I even remember looking up in the encyclopedia how to address the envelope and I gave it to my mother to mail. I did not find out until I was an adult, that my mother did not mail the letter. She was afraid of the repercussions that might take place. I can understand her fears. They were real. Businesses and homes were firebombed by vigilantes down south. She was concerned about her family. At the time, I felt proud that I had stood up to a fascist bully. I spent my childhood and youth helping in mission issues at my church. I felt the need to do something.