All people are equal in a democracy, and the rights of a small group, a minority, are as important as the rights of a large group, the majority.
In America, we work hard to make sure that every voice is heard and that individuals with special needs or having a cultural or religious practices are treated fairly.
For example, some students in your class may have religious holidays that are different from yours. Those students are allowed to be absent from school so that they can practice their religion.
Special ramps have been made in your school so that student who use wheel chairs or crutches can get around. Good citizens care about what happen to others.
As you view the next cartoons, think about what your parents would do if you were this new student at school.