Sundus, I strongly agree with your opinion and can not imagine how scaring this experience could have been for you and your family on the train. American started out with Native Americans and turned into a melting pot country where people from around the world come to for the opportunities we offer. I believe we welcome everyone here and not turn…[Read more]
Lila, I loved how you transitioned from inequality with Firoozeh story to the different opportunities in America. I agree that out of all countries in the world, the U.S. is place to make yourself something with the freedoms we are given. I find the Harvard study that scientist did to be very interesting and showed good results. Very impressed…[Read more]
After reading the book In His Own Words, an idea that I thought about is how America is focused around the idea of our future and what is has in store for us. Americans love to test the new water and push
The United States is one of the most diverse countries in the world, getting its name; the melting pot. America attracts foreigners because of the independence and freedom we have to offer citizens that allows for
I thnk your writing is excellent and I agreed with/liked some of the ideas you posed here. However, while I do believe that times of trouble/chaos/trauma/etc bring people together, there is still a divide. America is a great country for oppprotunity and diversity , but we still hold a particular separation between certain groups, opinions, etc. Because of this I disagree with your statement, “We are always United..”. Unfortunately, this is not the case and our country seems to be more divided than ever with changing opinions, current political situations, and horrible events like the Las Vegas Shooting. While I do wish I could have a more optimistic spirit about the unity of our country, I think that necessary change will have to take place in order for that to happen.
Lillie- I really loved your paper! Even though we have many freedoms and are a melting pot, we still have many issues that need fixing. I really liked the part of your paper when you talked about how our differences make us unique, but also bring us together and how we, as Americans, really rely on one another. You did a great job with the flow of this paper and I really agree with your strong claim.
I really enjoyed reading your paper but I really liked your first sentence, “The United States is one of the most diverse countries in the world, getting its name; the melting pot.” because in today’s society we still have so much that has to be fixed and worked on, but now instead of being somewhere that you would want to be to me it feels like a place of fear, cruelty, and a lot of diversity but it just feel like we all are now divided by so much hate.
Katie, thank you for sharing such information on running shoes. I myself find the correct running shoes for a runner to train in is very important. It can often make or break someones season and i’m glad you shared this with the world.
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