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    India's problems

    In the article, "Will Democracy Survive in India" (Upfront, Patricia Smith, 2022) I learned that in India there were rules that were put into place that targeted Muslims and other minors. Keep in mind Muslims make up 14 percent...

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    • Dear, DulceIt’s disheartening to hear about the discrimination faced by Muslims and minors in India. It’s important to address such issues and promote inclusivity and equality. Other countries and people can help by raising awareness about these injustices, supporting human rights organizations that advocate for minority rights in India, and engaging in diplomatic efforts to encourage the Indian government to uphold the principles of equality and religious freedom. Together, we can work towards a more inclusive and fair society. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write Dulce next, becauseit sounds like you are very concerned about the discrimination in India.

    • Dear, it’s discouraging to hear about the discrimination faced by Muslims and minors in India. It’s important to address such issues and promote embracecing others and same rights. countries and people can help by raising recognition about these problems, supporting human rights organizations that support for minority rights in India, and engaging in foreign policy efforts to encourage the Indian government to go by the rules of equality and religious freedom. Together, we can work towards a all in and fair society. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write Dulce next because it sounds like you are very worried about the discrimination in India.
       Alex Enriquez

    • Dear, Dulce
      Your post made me think and realize itś not just discrimination Muslims get , but they received it by laws in India. It also made me think of peoples religions. How can that change into equality. As you continue to research, I hope you discover there is some support Muslims have and can rely on during this time.
      Sincerely,
      Jenive Picazo

    • Dear Dulce,
      Your post made me think about the intense discrimination that occurs daily in India. It’s disheartening to hear about the hate the people recieve for the sole reason of having a specific religion. As you continue to research, I hope you discover how other countries could possibly help solve this issue of hatred.

      Sincerely,
      Carla V.

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    Death Penalty at the door

    In the article, "Is the Death Penalty on the Way Out?" (Patricia Smith, November 21, 2022, Upfront, subscription required) I learned that the death penalty is slowly being abolished form states and countries. Over the years people have changed...

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    • Dear Dulce,

      I’m exasperated by your post,”Death Penalty at the door” because it is such an interesting topic, whether to kill these people. the problem with it is that the law is incompetent, as seen through the stats you gave regarding African Americans and how they face the discrimination of the justice system. for this I think its better to not have it, otherwise if there was no bias against race and no innocent put in it, then id be fine with getting them killed.

      A sentence that stood out was,”No matter what a person has done they should not be sentenced to death because it is cruel and you are giving them the easy way out. But most of all no one should have the right to choose where someone live or dies because it is inhumane” I agree with giving them a way out through death, but at the same time who gave them permission to take someone’s life if they took it? well,

      it doesn’t matter much, more importantly, I think the problem with the incarceration of innocent people due to the incompetence of the justice and police system is of more value rather than some trash being disposed of.

    • Dear Dulce,

      I am supportive of your post, “Death Penalty at the door” because I agree with many of the things you talked about, such as the inhumane death penalty. As well as the death penalty not being the best option for dealing with prisoners it brings the ethical question of who gets to command death over a person. Its also surprising to learn the number of people in 1994 who supported it.

      One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is “…death penalty being discriminative toward African Americans because they make up 14 percent of the U.S. population but there are more than 40 percent of them on death row”. I think this fact is appalling because it goes to show that the system in place of determining who gets the death penalty is unfair.

      Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because this was a relevant topic to the injustices happening today. I also liked that you included statistics showing the difference between past and present opinions.

      Julio

    • Dear Dulce,

      I am impressed by your post, “Death Penalty at the Door,” because it is and issue that can be really controversial since a lot of people have diffrent perspectives on it. I agree with a lot of the things that you talked about and how it can be unfair.

      One sentence that you wrote that stand out to me is, “death penalty being discriminative toward African Americans because they make up 14 percent of the U.S. population but there are more than 40 percent of them on death row.” I think this is really important buecase states are not  being jsut and now they are discriminating against African Americnas and states should not be given the such a big desition since theu can take advantage of it and do inhumane things. 

      Thank you for writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because this is a topic that should be talked about more and the injustices that happen everyday. 

      Nubia

    • Dear Dulce,

      I am intrigued by your post, “Death Penalty at the Door,” because society’s changing perception of the death penalty is a great example of the change that has occurred over the past decades. The world is starting to become more and more forgiving, looking for ways to redeem people as opposed to the harsh world that previous generations have lived in. It also does not help that the system makes a point of targeting POC because as we’ve seen in the past few years, people are sick of this discrimination and will stand for it no longer.

      This is supported by your sentence that states the public opinion of the death penalty has changed seeing as “in 1994, 80 percent of the people supported death penalty’s and now only 54 percent of people support it.” This is important because it shows us that in just 2 decades a whopping 26% of people have changed their opinion on the death penalty that has been around for so long. As previously stated, the world was a lot harsher, opting to punish people a lot more severely in an effort of teaching them a lesson instead of investing in programs to help redeem criminals. Of course, I understand that the majority of criminals on death row are of the most irredeemable class of humans, but years and repetition change people, if they were allowed to live out the rest of their lives in prison there may have been some different outcomes. Only time could tell.

      Thank you for your writing, Dulce. I look forward to what you may write in the future because ethical dilemmas are very intriguing to me. Thank you.

      Sebastian

    • Dear Dulce, 
      I am greatly intrigued by your post, “Death Penalty at the door,” due to the fact that even though it was first introduced in 1608, the death penalty continues to spark controversy even today. According to the World Population Review, as of July 2023, a total of twenty-four states legalize the death penalty with an additional three states requiring governor-issued moratoriums before reaching extreme measures such as the death penalty. It then comes as no surprise that everyone has their own opinion regarding such a fatal punishment and how they believe it should be handled.

      One sentence you wrote that stands out to me is: “No matter what a person has done they should not be sentenced to death because it is cruel and you are giving them the easy way out.” I am in agreeance with your argument and would add to your thought process that the death penalty simply does not benefit either party involved in granting or receiving said penalty. To expand on my own claim, the death penalty does not benefit the party granting the penalty because, as statistics show according to the American Civil Liberties Union, the death penalty has not done anything to prevent or reduce crime rates amongst states; this is to say that whenever the Federal Government declares someone to receive the death penalty they are essentially doing nothing to decrease their states’ crime rates, all they are doing is using their power to declare an individuals death. Aside from this, the death penalty does not benefit the party who received the death penalty because, as you said, they are getting “the easy way out” of whatever their crime may be. I understand that the punishment of death for having committed a crime does not seem like an “easy way out.” However, the criminal is escaping from having to long term reflect on their actions and how they have affected others, meanwhile, if applicable to the crime, those innocent citizens who were affected are forced to live with the trauma of said crime.

      Thank you so much for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next since we seem to have a similar opinion in regard to where we stand with the death penalty. This considered, I would like to see what you think about other more current issues within our society.

      Adilene Gomez 🙂 

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