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  • This is actually an interesting topic and something I had never really put much thought into. Personally, I think every business has to be able to accept cash. There must be a currency that is valid everywhere in a nation for the economy to thrive as it should. I think places should encourage the use of credit and other payment methods but cash…Read More

  • Caden commented on the post, Substance Abuse

    Substance Abuse is a serious problem, we all know that. However, I had no idea how it affected certain groups more than others, especially Native Americans. This was very eye-opening and the stats that the author used were very effective. I don’t think that many people are aware of this issue and it definitely is something that needs attention. Great Job!

  • Griffin, I really enjoyed reading your work. I love the insights you made about what equality should be. You talked about personal culture and made me think about it in a way I hadn’t before. Your essay did a great job of using meaningful references to support your ideas. I really hope that our nation can get closer to the equality you talk about.…Read More

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    American Values, What Really do They Mean?

    What does it mean to be an American? That is a question that really has no “right” answer. To me, this is because being American means so many different things to different people. This is partially because we have...

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    • I agree with a lot of the points you have made Caden. If everyone could put aside their differences this country truly could be a much better place. The simple truth is that everyone is different, and choosing to ignore people who treated differently just because they are different will not get us anywhere. I definitely agree that we should all be working towards the same future, help each other improve as people.

    • Hi Caden!

      I was intrigued by your post because I agree with the assertions you make. I also think that this topic is extremely relevant today, especially with it being a presidential election year and in the context of recent events that have occurred involving racial injustice.

      I like how you honed in on the point of America being “The Great Melting Pot.” Our country is truly diverse and includes many cultures. However, these cultures are not rightfully celebrated as many people are against America’s diversity. I agree with the statement you made that says: “Many common American values don’t really apply to all of America.” It is unfortunate that this is the case, as many people come to America seeking acceptance and the celebration of what the American values are, only to be isolated because of their differences. We have strayed away from a major aspect of America’s identity. The diversity within this country has shaped who we are as a nation, and many people refuse to accept this. It is imperative that we strive to end the extreme division within our country and set aside our differences so that we can work towards peace.

      Thank you for your post! I look forward to seeing what you write next because I especially liked how relevant this post is to our current world.

    • Hey Caden,
      You made some really great points on how America is a melting pot and had some really great references from people that everyday people know. I agree with you that people do not take advantage of the fact that we have so many different cultures and do not learn about them, and we should start learning and appreciating these cultures. You did really well on your post.

    • Hey Caden, I really agreed with the assessments that you made in your writing. I agree that Americans say they support values when they do not withhold that with their actions and you backed up that point very well. I also liked that you pointed out that we all have different ideas because we come from different places.

    • Hey Caden,
      This is a very well put-together argument that examines many different areas of our current society. I too enjoy Joey Bada$$ and his personal intake on the problems as well. It is very depressing to look at African American citizens in thee U.S. and see how far back white culture has pushed them economically and socially. These problems are not going to go away anytime soon. I believe that to support your argument professionally, you should examine more areas of injustices within the political system of the United States and also examine specific groups of cultures that are still suffering from “ripple-effects” of the political injustices they witnessed. For example: redlining, 1033 militarization program, and even maybe the Tuskegee experiment. These examples will support your argument professional and convince your audience members that the past still is having a massive impact on the impact of specific cultures(particularly minorities) in the United States.

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