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    Gentrification in Chicago

    How would society function if people were displaced out of their homes and experience a fallout of identity within a community? It causes an array of consequences and many communities have gone through this experience called gentrification. Gentrification is...

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    • Amarylis,
      I really enjoyed your blog post. You did a good job in presenting the issues that gentrification brings to communities by giving specific examples including financial struggles, a loss of culture, and overall division. You established a sense of exigency throughout the post and especially at the end that helps the reader understand that this is an important issue that needs attention now. I also enjoyed how you wrote about Chicago specifically followed by an explanation that this is happening everywhere because it allows the reader to have a better understanding of the scope of the issue.

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    The Neglect of Skid Row

    In many cities, there is an image of opportunities and a sense of new hope, so; it leads to more inhabitants filled with goals and dreams. Many of these people only look at cities in a more positive light...

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    • I agree that people need to look beyond the overall view of cities and look at deeper problems . Skid Row is a place that needs more focus on and place not be abandoned and ignored. You made your point very throughly that those people need resources to move forward with their life, they are filled with potential but also with greater problems that can be solved for each and everyone of them. SInce many approved for new housing and services , the people who are in charge need to take action and go through with their plan to fix this situation.

    • I agree with what you have said skid row people in Los Angeles. In my county, there is always homeless people, “skid row” among the highways and freeways. Many programs and systems are set up to give the homeless a play to stay, a shelter, or food given and new clothing. I believe there should be a safer and better plan because overall you can not take people off the streets if they do not want to help themselves. Everyone has their own situation and own reason and the help is there but only if the skid row really wants to. It’s a helping hand to a better life, to turn their life around from being homeless and sleeping in the streets, on the side of the freeways, etc.

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    The Consequences of the Lack of Communication

       The impact and importance of communication has been stressed in every situation possible. It is an extremely important factor in the workforce, relationships, and everyday life. When there is no communication, how much possible damage could happen? Is...

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    Gatekeeping: Beneficial or Harmful?

        The topic of gatekeeping is being seen more and more with the use of technology. It is the act of only letting certain information about a place or an event be exposed. Gatekeeping can be applied to distinct...

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    The Power and Impact Language has on Identity

    The way people communicate with each other holds great significance. Without communication, there would be no relationship or connections within society. Language gives people the ability to connect to others on a deeper level and it gives them an...

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    • Amarylis,

      I really like how you started your post because I agree that communication is a big part of our lives and holds great significance. I also liked how each piece of evidence and every sentence flowed very well with each other. Your evidence is strong and you also included your works cited which is super helpful if I wanted to go and check your sources. You did a great job!

    • Amarylis,
      I really enjoyed reading your blog post! I definitely agree with the idea that language is essentially our culture and identity in that without a way to communicate, all our traditions, customs, and the spread of ideas would not be possible. I also think that it is important to note the different languages of each culture are unique and offer a sense of belonging to those who speak the language of their culture. These ideas also help to further develop identity. I also like your idea that without language society would have no way to progress and we would not be nearly as advanced as we are today. Your blog post definitely helped me to further understand the power of language and its effect on culture and identity.

    • Amarylis,

      I really liked this post! I specifically enjoyed the way you connected a person’s experience with communication and language at a young age to their values as an adult and how that pattern continues through generations. Incredibly, this process has also led to the development of different languages and new ways to communicate, which in turn communicates one’s ideals and identity. This reminded me how much I identify with people who share my beliefs and share my language which implies a sense of community fostered by language. Again, I really enjoyed contemplating your take on the power of language and I’m excited to hear more from you! Well Done!

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    The Impact of Single Stories with Empathy as a Factor

    The values that are seen in society can be prioritized differently depending on each individual. Some people are heavily influenced by these values. An example of one is empathy. Empathy can play a huge role in other aspects of...

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    • I think you did a good job on using stereotypes against women to demonstrate how the effect of a single story can “ alter the lack or sufficiency of empathy,” and lead to a change of behavior in society. Through this example, I can fully understand how the connection between empathy and a single story can change the behavior of society. Not only did women question their abilities and the way they viewed themselves through stereotypes and lack of empathy, but found encouragement to change the way society labeled them and show that they are just as capable enough as men.

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