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  • Dear Nicole,

    I am impressed by your post, “Debate on Zoo Ethicality” because there is not much awareness being raised on issues like this. I believe it is extremely important to ensure that the zoo’s number one priority is that the animals are being kept in a healthy and interactive environment. It is not only unethical, but unfair to the…Read More

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    The Buffalo Massacre of May 14, 2022

    In the article, “A Nation Mourns with Buffalo” (Upfront, Smith 2022) I learn about the tragic racially targeted massacre that occurred on May 14, 2022.  This incident took ten lives of innocent people, all of which were African Americans. ...

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    • Dear Belen, 

      I am stunned by your post, “The Buffalo Massacre of May 14, 2022,” because I did hear about this back in May when it happened, but I didn’t know the extent and severity of the situation. I think it is absolutely disgusting that this cruel act was driven by the idea of white supremacy. I also find it very ridiculous that the man responsible for the murders had the audacity to plead not guilty to his hate crimes. 

      One sentence you wrote that stood out to me is, “It is very unfortunate that lives were stripped away from ten innocent people who had a long life ahead of them.” I think it is very disheartening that these people lost their chance at having a future and no longer have the opportunity to achieve their dreams because of an evil act performed by someone else. Not only that, but their families will have to suffer and live through this pain, which is very disheartening.

      Thank you for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because this is an important topic more people should talk about in order to prevent events like this from happening again. I also found it significant that you emphasized how essential it is that people learn how to prevent these incidents because it is the people who can help solve these problems.

      Nicole

  • Dear Sayra,

    I am stunned by your post, “Should Juvenile offenders be locked away for life?” because I don’t know whether or not agree with juveniles being locked away and spending their entire life behind bars for a crime they committed when they were much younger. On one hand, they did commit a crime so they deserve to be locked up, but on…Read More

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    Dear Yamilet,
    I am impressed by your post, “Body Image” because topics like this are rarely talked about, in my opinion. It is so easy to fall under the influence of needing to have a certain height or body shape, that we never stop to see the damage we are doing to ourselves. One sentence you wrote that stands out to me is “At the end of the…Read More

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