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    What rights should people living in the US have? Here is a question that many non-citizens have while living and working in the United States (U.S.). I believe that if you live in the U.S., you’re entitled to a

    What Rights Do We Have As Americans?

    What rights should people living in the US have? Here is a question that many non-citizens have while living and working in the United States (U.S.). I believe that if you live in the U.S., you’re entitled to all...

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    • Ahmiah, I love your piece and the evidence you presented for the injustices so many people face today. I completely agree, the prejudices many hold toward a great percent of the population today are unwarranted and inhumane. To add to that, you have given solid facts about the American Constitution that show these kinds of discrimination are technically not supposed to be allowed within the borders of the United States. Much of the population consider their rights as Americans valid enough to assume superiority over others, while in fact the Founding Fathers made statements and laws against that. Your writing and and conclusion made are both beautifully done, and I’m so happy to see this come from someone in our age group. We are the future!

    • Ahmiah,
      I appreciate your writing about this subject. I find that this is a very pressing issue in the United States right now. This is something I am also very interested in. I thought it was impactful when you said “The 13th amendment shows that during the Reconstruction Era slavery wasn’t allowed unless it was punishment for a crime because it was considered inhumane. This example shows that if you live in the US then you are was entitled to all the rights that the Constitution states that citizen will have.” Also, I think you would find the documentary 13TH very interesting as it is about the thirteenth amendment and the history of racial inequity. I look forward to reading more of your work.

    • Ahmiah,

      This is one of the most thought provoking posts I have come across this year. I have actually been working on a project about environmental rights, which are the rights that each person is entitled to as a human being. Your evidence and arguments are well researched and provide many great examples to visualize the issue. if you are interested in learning more about this issue, here is a great link to read up on environmental rights! https://www.pachamama.org/environmental-rights

    • very interesting read i liked your thoughts behind this.

    • Ahmiah ,

      I am interested in your topic, because you go into detail about the injustice a lot of people of color are facing today. I agree that the 13th admendment is another way to enforce inequality and take away our rights because of the color of our skin.
      One thing you said that stood out for me was: “the 13th admendement shows that during the reconstruction era slavery wasn’t allowed unless it was punishment for a crime because it was considered inhumane. ” I think this is interesting, because it explains why so many African Americans face longer prison time for the same crime that a white person committes. This is a way to keep slavery around but use it as a way of punishing the “bad” guys.
      Your article reminds me of the problems that myself and people that looks like me face on a daily basis. And we are reminded each day that have to work even harder to bring more awareness to the inequality and injustice that is going on in society until a change comes, everyone needs to be treated the same.
      Thanks for your project. I look forward to seeing what you write next because this article was very insightful and helpful to people who still believe slavery is over and that very is being treated equal.

  • Dear Sophia,

    I was interested by the blog you posted “Our American Values.In texts and in real life”,because I didn’t know that so many young people who built their whole life in America were still being affected from immigration.To know that people who live their daily life like me have to worry about whether they should stay in a country that…Read More

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