• Beverly commented on the post, Land of the Free 1 month ago

    Thomas, I agree with you that every American has the right to have different values, creeds, or culture. I understand that not everyone is the same and some people may value different things. Your conclusion was very strong but I don’t completely agree with it. Do you think if the government lets everyone come in American undocumented, how would…[Read more]

  • Martin Luther King Jr once said, “I have a dream that one day little black boys and girls will be holding hands with little white boys and girls.” He was a great man that worked tremendously to bring greater equ

    • Hi Beverly,

      I think your outlook on police brutality against African Americans is enlightening. As you said, a lot of people have heard about situations where someone was shot just because of their race, but they don’t think about the reasoning behind what causes police to pull the trigger. Is it due to their race or did they do or say something that the police felt threatened by? And yes, while I agree with you on the idea that American is not living up to its standards of equality as introduced by founding documents including the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of America, it could also be that the law enforcement officers are frightened because they feel threatened. I don’t think it’s a reasonable excuse to say that they pulled the triggered on someone (that’s not white) because they felt “threatened”. These stereotypes of people of different color and race are one of the factors that contribute to the police brutality. I think you did a great job of introducing and explaining this topic, and I would love to hear about your perspective on the other side of the argument. I found two articles and thought that it might be interesting for you to read 🙂

      https://www.apa.org/monitor/2016/12/cover-policing

      A black police officer’s perspective

  • Kait,
    I truly admire what you said about happiness. I remember saying a poster in middle school that said, “Life is 10 percent of what you do, and 90 percent of how you react to it. Sometimes I feel myself being caught up in trying to fix things but I realiaze that there’s no point trying to fix something I can’t control. In your passage, you…[Read more]

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