Denial of what America is and has been will not get us to where we need to be. America needs leaders with a strong desire to tear down the systems and institutions that sustain racial injustice and inequity. This is how we take accountability. This is how we create unity. I dream of leaders who will prioritize investments in education and clean energy for the future generations. I dream of an America that will accept its true historical impact at home and abroad and leaders who will stand against and challenge America’s role in human suffering for the means of profit. Forget about the American Dream that never was; to simply see the most basic needs of every person met - that should be a reality, not still a dream.