Hi! My name is Marisa, I am 15 years old, and I have been playing drums for 5 years. I chose this song, Killing in the Name Of, because it is extremely relevant in light of recent events. The song, released in 1991, was the same year of the Rodney King beatings. It is a response to the systemic racism that is rooted so deep in American history. This song was released 30 years ago, yet its message is more relevant than ever. "Some of those that work forces are the same that burn crosses" is a lyric that calls on the murder of George Floyd, it calls on the terrorists who stormed into the Capital on February 6th in my home city, it calls upon the people that allowed such terrorism to happen. "By wearing the badge theyre the chosen whites" is a lyric that defines these moments. I chose this song because music has been a way to express and share ideas for centuries. It is not everyday that you have the opportunity to enter an international contest with thousands of people watching, so I wanted to include a message in what I submit.