I was so upset to hear that some parents didn't let them hear Obama's speech. I think that is just a sign of racism. I think it is sad that any American wouldn't want their kids to hear the president talk about the importance of education. Some people say that racism doesn't exist. I think we've gotten a lot better, but I think there are still people out there in this country who judge people because of the color of their skin. I've gone traveling in small towns in Texas where my family gets stared at because they are darker. It is so not cool. I hope that someday racism will be gone.