We live in a free country, but freedom is absent in many lives. The one thing every person has in common, despite the city which they reside, the wealth they contain, or the amount of fame they have, is their essential right to freedom. There are multiple ways of obtaining true freedom; for example, original or creative expression can make one feel at rest with their mental health, and emotions. Along similar lines, freedom of expression can be hard to come by, for other people may limit it due to their ignorance, or fear of progression. Examples being the Government, family, or even friends. Society may refuse to listen, and ban one from a country solely for speaking what they believe or expressing themselves. Though the constitution may state basic rights everyone should have, most people are (shunned, despised, limited) due to their gender, race, religion, and(immigrants?). Therefore, freedom is absent in many lives because most do not have primitive, basic human rights.Unequal and bias, opportunities in America are limited to those that benefited from a high-class education; whereas the education system in America favors whites in excess to any other race. Professor of Education Emeritus at Stanford University and CEO of the Learning Policy Institute, Linda Hammond believes that the education system is segregated based on race: “the U.S. educational system is one of the most unequal in the industrialized world, and students routinely receive dramatically different learning opportunities based on their social status” (Hammond 3). Unfortunately, having a corrupt education severely limits one’s opportunities in their later life. To have many different choices in one’s life, they must succeed in performing well on the SAT or ACT. Students with a lower quality of education have an overall disadvantage. Hammond preaches about the importance of an equal quality of education so everyone can have an equivalent opportunity in the competition of life. When she states that students receive, “dramatically different learning opportunities based on their social status” it shows that there is still inequality in the United States, and that in order to give everyone an equal opportunity, it is crucial that this system is renovated in order to favor each person of any background regardless of social class, for that is one way in which freedom can be achieved. It is necessary that no one one is discriminated against, for that allows for freedom???? Hammond stated that people do not have an equal opportunity due to their race, in a similar way, Michelle Obama believes that woman alone do not have an equal education compared to their male counterparts. Inspiring, Michelle Obama was the first African-American first lady. After the election of her husband Barack Obama, Obama worked to promote women’s equality towards education. In 2014, Mrs. Obama spoke to a class of young African-American woman about the (discrimination, injustice) of the education system. In her speech, she stated that, “No country can ever truly flourish if it stifles the potential of its women and deprives itself of the contributions of half of its citizens,” (???). Multitudinous countries restrict women from either getting an equal education, or an education at all. Most men in many Middle Eastern countries fear the idea of a woman using her voice to speak out against the unjust laws. Mrs. Obama wants people around the world to understand that women are losing both potential and opportunity. Not only is the unequal education hurting women, but it is negatively impacting the country, furthermore the world. (Sentence structure), women do not have the freedom of opportunity for their choice is incredibly limited. (Transition), race and gender limit one’s freedom and opportunity; although, the only way to change this is by realizing the true potential of society if everyone works together.Though the Constitution states that the ability to protest is a basic right, many in America lack the contingency to protest due to fact that others (only care about their opinion). US Congressman John Lewis was a good friend of Martin Luther King Jr, and together they worked to end the oppression of African Americans. On March 7, 1965 a group of protesters marched from Selma to Alabama with the hopes of eventually gaining the right to vote. During the time period, African Americans were forced to take a literacy test in order to vote, however the tests were purposefully devised in a complex way often forcing people to count the “number of jellybeans in a jar” or “count the number of bubbles on a bar of soap” (Lewis??? 6). King and Lewis were working to end tests such as these. However, after walking many miles they came across a bridge. At the very top of the bridge, they were met by hundreds of Alabama troopers. Ignorant and cruel, they demanded the protesters to leave the bridge at once and leave. (Transition) then King begged for a moment to pray, but the major commanded the troops to attack. At first, Lewis, “thought they would be arrested and go to jail, but I thought it was a real possibility that some of us would die on that bridge that day” (Lewis?? 10). (Transition) unfortunatley, the right to protest is listed in the Constitution. This threatenes freedom because peaceful protesting is a basic right guaranteed in the constitution, but the soldiers did not let them carry it out peacefully. The fact that Lewis first thought he would recieve a puncishment for following through a basic right in the constituion is insane. It is unjust treatment that they were brutally beaten, thought they had only spoken one sentence. This is a huge threat to freedom because african americans lacked the basic right. Though they were peaceful and meant no harm, their ignorance did not allow that??? (Writers block). Unfortunately, people are still fighting for the right to protest. Along similar lines, when Americans were protesting the British taxes in the late 1700’s, they hopped aboard an East India Company boat, and threw all the tea off. Therefore, “The Boston Tea Party caused considerable property damage and infuriated the British government. Parliament responded with the Coercive Acts of 1774, which colonists come to call the Intolerable Acts” (History.com Staff 1). Unfortunately, because the British refused to listen to the American voice, the Americans were forced to protest in a way in which the British would listen. However, as referenced in the quote above, the British began the “Intolerable Acts” (Citation?). (Transition) British continued to constrain the Americans, and refused to listen to them; ultimately leading to the Revolutionary War. (More writers block… 🙁 )(Transition), the fight for equality (continues intensifies), for as basic as it may sound, many people are deficient of the underlying right of equality due to their sexual orientation or their gender. At Harvard, a team of researchers completed a study based upon members of the LGBTQ family. Devastatingly, they have found that a (numerous, prevalent) amount of the family fall as victims to not only emotionally, but physical (torment, harassment). The team of researchers interviewed 489 different gays, lesbians, bisextuals, queers, and transgenders. Furthermore, the results were that “among all LGBTQ people, 57% say that they or an LGBTQ friend or family member have been threatened or non-sexually harassed because of their LGBTQ identity. A majority of LGBTQ people also says they or an LGBTQ friend or family member have been sexually harassed (51%) or experienced violence (51%) because they are LGBTQ” (Dwyer 3). In a society that preaches about the importance of uniqueness, when someone is unique in an unaccepted way, they are instantly tormented and harrassed for it. Though gays and lesbians have the right to marriage, recent polls show that safety is still absent from their lives, and worry about (violence, life, freedom)  is not only indisputable, worry challenges them daily for their freedom of equality is threatened. Part of freedom is the ability to be equal to one another despite gender, race, or sexual orientation, but these people are discriminated against due to their identity. Hammond stated that people do not have an equal opportunity due to their race, in a similar way, Michelle Obama believes that woman alone do not have an equal education compared to their male counterparts. Inspiring, Michelle Obama was the first African-American first lady. After the election of her husband Barack Obama, Obama worked to promote women’s equality towards education. In 2014, Mrs. Obama spoke to a class of young African-American woman about the (discrimination, injustice) of the education system. In her speech, she stated that, “No country can ever truly flourish if it stifles the potential of its women and deprives itself of the contributions of half of its citizens,” (???). Multitudinous countries restrict women from either getting an equal education, or an education at all. Most men in many Middle Eastern countries fear the idea of a woman using her voice to speak out against the unjust laws. Mrs. Obama wants people around the world to understand that women are losing both potential and opportunity. Not only is the unequal education hurting women, but it is negatively impacting the country, furthermore the world. (Sentence structure), women do not have the freedom of rights. Henceforth the lack of equality shows that society should work together to help fix it otherwise society will not succeed as a whole.Primitive, basic human rights are absent in many lives, therefore making freedom scarce to numerous people. By discriminating people, the human race is losing potential. One of the freedom-challenged people may be destined to cure cancer, however without the necessary resources, they will not be able to. The importance of treating everyone equally is critical, therefore ensuring that everyone has an equal opportunity at succeeding in life. Although it seems as if the average white, male have an easier chance at success, more people daily have learned to use their voices and speak out against the patriarchy, henceforth gradually increasing their freedom.