In the Story “The Selfish Horse”, the horse learns that helping someone is always better because something is much easier when 2 people are doing it together. You will have to decide in this story which decision i
I am excited by your post “Greatest City in the World!,” because of your great interest in New York. I will maybe visit New York someday. It seems exciting!
I loved the way that you used pizza. This sounds silly but it relates to everyone and that is amazing. You should continue writing about topics like this because you are gre…[Read more]
The media displays muslims as many different things.First let me start off with something that should be obvious to the public. Muslims are not terrorists. We are people. I am a person. A person just like
Dear Farah :
I am upset by your post, “Media To A Muslim,” because I hate that we live in a country where you have to say, “Hey, maybe everyone in this entire religion doesn’t want to kill you” and that we have a president who probably believes this. This whole idea that people are evil because they believe in a certain God (Which is the same God as the christian god but I guess Christians don’t care,) is more disgusting, and hurts more people than the average Muslim person.
One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “Muslims are not terrorists. We are people. I am a person. A person just like you. I have rights and I should not be treated differently based on my beliefs.” I think this is beautiful because it is emotionally charged and makes the issue much more personal. Now, while I do think that it is usually bad to make an argument about personal things, here, it makes it more persuasive because you imagine an individual’s rights being subverted, a child no less, (I am saying this in an impersonal way because the impact is better felt on a reader who doesn’t know you.)
Another sentence that I thought was powerful was “There’s no Voldemort on our heads.” This stood out for me because it showed an inherently evil character from an iconic book series and connected to a larger audience in that way. As a result, more people would think about and understand this point
Overall this article was a really interesting in depth look at Islamophobia in this country.
I am frustrated by your post, “Media to a Muslim,” because it discussed many stenotypes people have about Muslims which are especially popular because of the claim that terrorists are Muslims. You prove this not to be true. You show how Muslims are regular people, just like everyone else.
One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “Islam commands kindness, respect and obedience to parents and specifically emphasizes and gives preference to the mother”. I think this is good because it shows how despite Islam is depicted as being in relation to terrorism, it really stands for everything against it.
Another sentence that I liked was: “The second is that Muslims wear turbans”. This stood out for me because similarly people often assume this wrong idea.
Your post reminds me of something that happened to me. One time I was walking down the street in Manhattan. On the block there was a bust stop, where a Muslim women was waiting. I noticed that as each person walked past the block, all their heads turned to that women because of the headscarf she was wearing. This wasn’t very nice.
Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because you provide light on a very universal topic. It deserves more attention. Also certainly it is a common problem that needs to be fixed.
I am very surprised by your post “More Findings on Veganism,” because I had no idea about how many beneficial and healthier alternatives there were.
One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “According to the Department of Nutrition, Benedictine University, decreasing consumption of animal products has been “associated with im…[Read more]
I am humored by your poem, “Bucky,” because there is a lot of rhyme
One part of your poem that stands out for me is where you “Lived on a farm in Kentucky”, because I liked the way you wrote it in line with the rest of the poem. I think this is funny because you were making clever jokes when you wrote it. You were also making it f…[Read more]
This is a youth-powered social network that was started in 2003 by a group of teachers from local sites of the National Writing Project.
We merged several earlier blogging projects. We have found that there are many advantages to bringing students together in one site that lives beyond any particular class. It's easier for individual students to read and write about their own passions, to connect with other students, comment on each other's work, and create multimedia posts for each other. Further, it's been exciting for us to pool our knowledge about curriculum, connected learning, and digital literacies.
If being part of such a community makes sense to you, we invite you to join us. We welcome all youth and any teacher interested in having students publish online and participate in the give and take of a social network like Youth Voices.