• Dear Jennifer,
    Your writing about the Nazi experiments was very good. It presented many different pieces of evidence and it made your claim very clear. I agree with you that the experiments are now beneficial to us because we were able to learn new things from these experiments but I don’t think this was the correct way to get answers to our…[Read more]

  • Dear Victoria,
    Wow, your post was really good. Although I had also read this article your writing allowed me to learn knew facts about it and it allowed me to look at this situation through another lens. I’m wondering if in your opinion these studies should still be done if there was no law that would say it is illegal? Thank You for your…[Read more]

  • Hi Grady,
    I am very impressed with your writing. I agree with Guadalupe you have really good background information about all three of these topics and you included very good pieces of evidence to prove your point. What is your opinion on these experiments that were done on these women? Thank You for your amazing writing. I look forward to your…[Read more]

  • Testing on humans was not ethical because from all of the experiments I have learned about not one of them follow these ethical rules.

    Beneficial? This principle has put me to think a lot. Especially after

    • Dear Eli,
      Your blog stood out to me because you were able to express how you feel about testing on living organisms but at the same time be specific and give evidence why it is unfair to you. A specifically part that stood out to me was when you talked about the principles of bioethics because in reality no one connects non maleficence to animal abuse. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because your work is very interesting.
      Sincerely,
      Grady

    • Dear Eli,
      I am filled with joy to get to read your writing. It is amazing and I really love the points you’re trying to make. You show a lot of strength in your writing and I like that. One quote that stood out to me was, “ This quote illustrates one of the main reasons why I believe human testing is not justice. All these deadly experiments are being ran on people without their consent. Experiments that lead to death were being ran on people without them being aware. Does this sound fair to you? Because it certainly sounds very unfair to me.”. I really liked this sentence because how much you connected with us as readers and questioning our own thinking. This quote was super strong and I really connected with that feeling. Another sentence I saw was, “In conclusion, I believe testing on humans was not ethical because when experiments are being ran on humans their lives are not being cared for or respected.”. I like how you concluded with answering your question, good ending. I also agree with this. One thing I have to disagree with is this line, “Specially when it is done in human I believe it is not acceptable because obviously I am a human and I can assure you I will never want to be part of any experimenting and risk my health and life.“. I disagree with this quote because I don’t think it’s fair to just assume that because your the same species you can assume no one would want to be apart of human experiments because you wouldn’t know. Thank you for writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because your work is really interesting. I really appreciate getting a chance to read your work. If you’d like please reply.

    • Dead Eli,

      I was intrigued on your blog about animal and human testing. I really liked how you collected all of the information we learned in class. Another thing I really liked was how you gave a brief summary of each principal of bio ethics and how they relate to your research. I totally agree with you that human and animal research was not ethical because researchers put others lives at risks. I look forward to see what you post next!

      Sincerely,
      Jennifer

  • Dear Angeles,
    Thank you for sharing this very personal, and touching story with us all. I enjoyed reading your poem because it was very different from the others. Your poem is very interesting because it did not only explain what your name is it gave all the stories behind both of your names. I really enjoyed reading your story about life giving…[Read more]

  • Dear Cristina,
    Thank you for sharing all these personal stories. I like the sentence where you mentioned your confusion from where you were younger. You said how you felt guilty at moments for loving your father which is very true because I know how many kids may feel this confusion when their parents separate when they are still very young.…[Read more]

  • Thank you for your comment. I am glad you enjoyed reading about the diversity in our city. Without these events I feel like the cultures in our community would not be expressed the same and therefore not many people would get together and make good bonds. Have you ever attended one of these three events?

  • Thank you, for your comment. I am glad you enjoyed reading about the diversity in Oakland. When you say Oakland would be different without these three events in what ways do you think Oakland would be different?

  • Thank You Takeo, I appreciate you for taking the time to read my blog and commenting on my post. You seemed interested in the violence topic, why is that? I hope to hear back from you.

  • Dear Takeo,
    I agree with you that the violence in the bay area doesn’t only affect the person committing the crime but it also affects the person being hurt by the crime. One of the examples you wrote about that stood out to me was about the situation with Oscar Grant at the Bart station. This example really interested me and made me agree with…[Read more]

  • Oakland is Diverse

    By Elizabeth Gonzalez Hinojosa

     

    “Oakland is one of the most diverse metropolitan areas in the U.S. — it’s now 34 percent White, 28 percent Black, 25 percent Latino and 17 percent Asia

    • Dear Eli,
      I am interested about your post, “Oakland is Diverse”, because you talked about what brings Oakland together. I also liked how you talked specifically about 3 things that brings different communities together in Oakland. On esentance you wrote that stands out to me is: “To maintain a positive, diverse city it is important to continue having community events, and support for our teams and one another.” I think this is stood out to me because if we didnt have those events, I think Oakland and the community would be different. Thanks for your writing. I look foward to seeing what you write next, because people dont really talk about how how diverse the comminuty is and all the events that help keep the community close.

      • Thank you, for your comment. I am glad you enjoyed reading about the diversity in Oakland. When you say Oakland would be different without these three events in what ways do you think Oakland would be different?

    • Dear Elizabeth,

      Your post has surprised me for the amount of diversity you include in terms of cultures and celebrations. A part of your post that stood out to me was when you discussed “The Day Of The Dead” I feel like that is one of the days that brings a lot of people together as you stated in your post and it was a good and important topic to discuss about. Something else that I loved was how you discussed positively about the things that brings Oakland together as a community, many of us chose to write about the negative side of Oakland and I feel like you writing about what is good is really strong and smart of you to do. In general I really enjoyed reading your post it had a great hook, really made me want to read more and see what your opinion on this topic was. Thank you for sharing your post you’re a strong writer and I would be pleased to see what other great things you will write about. An additional question: what do you think Oakland would be like without these things to celebrate?

      • Thank you for your comment. I am glad you enjoyed reading about the diversity in our city. Without these events I feel like the cultures in our community would not be expressed the same and therefore not many people would get together and make good bonds. Have you ever attended one of these three events?

    • Dear Elizabeth,
      I appreciate that you looked for “unifying events” that “pushed away” things such as “ageism, classism, and racism.” I also like how you investigate your community by interviewing your neighbors and folks you meet on the street. This creates a multi-layered story that includes many voices, including your own sense of pride in your community. I am wondering if you found any folks who saw Oakland differently, who were dissenting voices or saw fissures and complexities within the unity you celebrate here. Keep interviewing and researching!
      Tiffany

  • Elizabeth Gonzalez

    February 1, 2011

    The morning of February 1, 2011.

    While my sisters and I were getting ready to go to school,

    treating this morning like any other. My mother called my sisters and I to

  • Dear Joanna,
    I am impressed with your shadow box because it has a lot of detail, color, and objects and it really pops out. An object that stood out to me from your shadow box was the bridge. First it catches my attention because it is one of the biggest object but also because it has me thinking about what it may mean to you. Maybe it is an…[Read more]

  • This piece of art represents three of my assigned identities. One of the assigned identities that is represented most in my shadow box, is my ethnicity. When people think of me based on my ethnicity they see the

    • Elizabeth, you’re article about your shadow box is so inspiring. I think it’s so incredible that you embrace your ethnicity in this way. You should be proud of your heritage and where you came from because that is who you are. You deserve respect from those around you. I think it’s awesome you are standing up to the stereotypes you have faced growing up as a Mexican girl. I hope you and your sisters continue to embrace your beauty and intelligence by defying these stereotypes. You deserve the world and all it has to offer. Thank you for sharing this story and showing others that they can stand up and truly be proud of who they are!!

    • Luz replied 1 year ago

      Amazing shadow box post, it is great to see young people talk about their ethnicity and culture. One of the reasons why I really liked this shadow box was because as a latina I feel identified with this publication, I know what it feels to be marginalized, again good job I like the variety of objects you included.To further your thinking here are some questions I would like to ask you, do you think there are good stereotypes? Who do you think benefits from stereotyping people? Do you think the media perpetuates stereotypes?

    • Hi, Elizabeth and i really love your shadowbox. I liked the way you said that your proud of being a mexican. Your shadowbox had inspired me to look out of my own brothers like your sister´s are leading you to a right direction

    • Dear Elizabeth,
      Thank You for sharing your work. My name is Marcel and I am a student at Fremont High School. Something I liked about your work was the things you put inside of your shadowbox. Something I have a question about is how does the outside of your shadowbox look? Please feel free to comment on my work in the future. The address of my student blog is http://marcelgfhs2021.edublogs.org/ THANK YOU !

    • Dear Elizabeth,

      Thank you for sharing your work. My name is Tania and I am a student at Fremont High School.
      Something I liked about your work was how your shadow box looks so creative and your paragraph.
      Something I have a question about is how hard did you work on this. Please feel free to comment on my work in the future. The address of my student blog is http://taniarfhs2021.edubolgs.org/
      Thank You!

    • Dear Elizabeth, I like how you put half of your whole artist’s statement with your ethnicity. I also adore that when you were talking about ethnicity stereotypes, you put that you as an individual aren’t those but others might be which makes it so you don’t sound so preachy about it. I also think that putting Sonoma State University little pocket as an object is neato because it’s sounds unrelated to you being part of 5 sisters but you make it be related in good fashion.

    • Dear , Elizabeth

      My name is Maria, I am a student from life academy. Your shadow box is really pretty and like the fact that when you look at it you could tell your culture and that you want to go to college and have a good life because i could connect to you. Something I feel you should add will be is the background of your shadow box like the stereotypes. But after all i like hoe you but alot of explanation on your hand writing.

  • Dear John Penitani,
    My name is Elizabeth and I agree with you and I believe your ideas about having police man being trained to be more patient, changing the laws about the guns and having elected leaders to help immigrants. One sentence from your caption that stood out to me was “I think the leaders of America should prioritize fixing the…[Read more]

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