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    I believe that giving back to communities is important.

    I had the amazing opportunity to give back to the Roseland, Chicago community this past spring break with my Okemos Outreach group. We got to volunteer at

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    I believe that giving back to communities is important. I had the amazing opportunity to give back to the Roseland, Chicago community this past spring break with my Okemos Outreach group. We got to volunteer at the Good News...

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    Bri commented on the post, Zoos aren't cool

    Carter,
    Your article was filled with tons of info, and i agree with you on every point you made. I agree zoo’s are unacceptable for the animals and human. Wild animals should not be caged, instead they should be roaming free in the wild. I heard and read about the Harambre situation, and it was horrible. I don’t think the zookeepers should have…Read More

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    I was shocked about the information I discovered throughout this piece of writing. I would have never thought that Veterinarians would commit suicide more than doctors. My dream career is too be a Veterinarian and I knew someday I would have too possibly put an animal down if I ever become one. I like how you explained the different…Read More

  • Dear Eduardo,

    I believe animal testing should be legal for many reasons. The main one is tests have contributed to discoveries of life-saving cures and treatments for humans. The second reason is animals are the closest living thing to a human being. Which makes them appropriate subject for testing. Also some tests can’t be performed on humans do…Read More

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    The focal point I choose from the book Black and White by Paul Volponi is the school to prison pipeline. The school to prison pipeline is a metaphor for the zero tolerance policy schools have implemented into

    School to Prison Pipeline

    The focal point I choose from the book Black and White by Paul Volponi is the school to prison pipeline. The school to prison pipeline is a metaphor for the zero tolerance policy schools have implemented into their system....

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    • AJBOHS,

      You brought up some interesting points in this post. Though I believe some of your points to be anecdotal, especially since they are from a fiction book, I do believe that you have brought up a good point: there is, at least to a degree, racial bias in the American justice system. This can likely be attributed to the relatively recent times when African-Americans were targeted for their race on a daily basis, in the heyday of racism back in the early-to-late 1900s. However, times have changed quite a bit since then; I believe that society as a whole has much improved its inter-societal racial relations (or it least it did until relatively recently, as far as I can tell). Times have changed even since the times of the report which you mentioned; a decade has passed since 2007, and I would be interested to see how the numbers have shifted since then, if at all.

      Thank you very much for presenting this. I have not read this book, but this topic as a whole is one by which I am fascinated. I appreciate that you took the time to write this; here’s to a hope to an end of racism as a whole.

      Sincerely,

      -Zachary

    • AjBOHS,
      I think the topic you choose to focus on is very interesting and creative. I would be careful when quoting wikipedia both because of its low reliability and the stigma against it. you can find the primary sources at the bottom of the wikipedia page that will give you the same information from a more reputable source. I think it is very true that zero tolerance polices lead to greater problems than the ones they intend to solve and I think you do a good job of demonstrating the severity of the issue using quotes and statistics. I am curious how governmental polices in school and on communities affect the school to prison pipe line. id love to read on how No Child left Behind and the War on Drugs affect these students. Thank you for your lovely article, i look forward to reading more from you.
      – Melissa Fang

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