Ameer is not able to better his running abilities due to all of the pollution in the air. The low air quality does not allow his lungs to get enough oxygen so he cannot run. Since he cannot run, he is not able to qualify for the New Balance National Track Meet.
Ameer is upset that the President of his country is corrupt and that he does not care about the citizens. His president is only increasing taxes and wasting the money on pointless things. The economy is at an all time low and crime is at an all time high. The country is also on the brink of a war breaking out.
Ameer decided to go get some donuts after his run but the cashier refused to serve him because he is wearing a turban. He is outraged that he is being discriminated but this is not the first time that this has happened to him. Ameer plans to take legal action to make sure that this does not happen to anyone else.