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    America Means Sluggish and Unhurried Change

    People wonder what the root cause of America's inequalities are and what prevents the inequalities from being solved. In "Denial Is the Heartbeat of America," Ibram X. Kendi details that America means denial. Furthermore, he describes how denial is...

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    • Dear Axel:

      I am very impressed by your post, “America Means Sluggish and Unhurried Change,” because many people believe that America stands with the idea of progressive change and movement. Undoubtedly the US has made some major changes but need to stand collectively united to make more changes. The only way for us to fix problems is to recognize that there is problems.

      One sentence you wrote that stands out to me is that “ He argues that many Americans are in denial that unequally systems even exist. It goes so far to say that the denial is deeply ingrained in American government as it was basically built on denial. What he most effectively argues is that denial is what is keeping America from changing in a positive way.” I think this really explains how America acts because they don’t want to believe how their system doesn’t fully work.

      Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because you seem to understand how systems may be broken and how they can be fixed. I would like you to continue searching for the truth.

      Joseph

    • Hello Axel

      Your post, “America Means Sluggish and Unhurried Change” impressed me by the great insight you have on the country because I, too, see the slow (if not stagnant) progress being made in America. Recent events in my English class and a trip I took to the capital have widened my understanding of the importance of our country’s history.

      Your statement: “The way I view America is as a place that usually strives to do the right thing but at an agonizingly slow pace,” brought my attention because it connects very well with the overall analysis on the 2 videos you provided. It makes me wonder if enough people care about the issues this country faces, and just how much does it take for progressive change to occur?

      I appreciate your writing on this topic. I’d like to see more of what you write about because it looks like you carry great ideas and thoughts relating to issues that, I believe, really matter. I am very interested in what you have to say regarding specific issues in our country.

      Jade

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