Hi，I'm Alex from Bei Jing No.80 middle school. It's an honor for me to have this opportunity to share some of thoughts with all of you at this moment.
As we all know, Beijing has the opportunity to host the 2008 Summer Olympic Game. We have been waiting for years for this chance to show others around the world to our very home, and show them the combination of technology, history, and environment that we all cherish well. We're pretty satisfied with our nationality, locally. But as I traveled to a few foreign countries, I realize that some children with Chinese backgrounds are unwilling or ashamed to be what they are, because of some unavoidable racism and racial discrimination. And some are just embarrassed because they have black hair, brown eyes and yellow skin; they think being like this makes them look ugly, some even wished that they were Caucasian. It's a sad reality that these people really exist. So I realized that how important it is to make understanding between others and us.
So, what does racism have to do with the 2008 Olympics? As I have mentioned, it's a chance. But it isn't just a chance for us to go and show others our culture. It's a chance for us to go and show some people who we really are, it's a chance for us to go and show some people that if they can do it, we can do it, too. It's a chance to let them change their view about us forever, and then they will know that no matter what race you are we are all the same, no race is more better then the other in any field. But this chance only comes for once in a lifetime; let's not waste it. I don't think anyone wants to wait for another fifty years; the future is now. So don't stand there and wait, you have to run to it. Maybe things will happen during this marathon, but one thing is for sure, we will all make it. So let's not lose faith.