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  • Thank You Aaron for responding . And saying things that stood out to you and for being supportive on my blog.

  • Thank you Cristina for responding. Yes because in the article http://www.businessinsider.com/gentrification-is-good-for-the-poor-2015-2 it talks about how the african american are leaving because they are being declined on their houses.

  • Dear Kaly,
    One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is “if not supported coming out can be traumatic for LGBTQ youth and can lead to depression” . I think this is true because not a lot of kids that are part of LGBTQ want to come out because they are scared for what the people from the outside would say about them. I agree with you tha…Read More

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    Dear Joana,
    I like what you wrote in your blog you put in so much detail on how Oakland changed with the people you interviewed and the research you also did. One sentence that stands out for me is “Oakland is really dangerous especially in certain places more than others. You can’t just roam around the streets and be sure no harm will be don…Read More

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    The community of Oakland 

     

    How has the community and Oakland changed in general? Where is Oakland? Oakland is on the East side of the San Francisco Bay.The community has made a lot of changes before in recent a

    The community of Oakland

    The community of Oakland    How has the community and Oakland changed in general? Where is Oakland? Oakland is on the East side of the San Francisco Bay.The community has made a lot of changes before in recent and some are...

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    • Dear Erika, I am amazed by your work it really shows how you’ve grown as a writer. I like the point that you brought up about the violence rates going down. I think you did good in choosing this topic because people need to know that this community is getting safer. Something that stood out to me was the line “The rates of this crimes it’s decreasing and it’s better for people to feel more safe around their community. Why would the rates would go down?” This line is very interesting to me because I can tell you want the community to be safer and the question you asked made your writing stronger by moving into giving the reader answers. I really enjoyed reading your work I hope you keep publishing. Sincerely, Liz

      • Thank You liz for responding. I appreciate that there was things that stood out to you and for being supportive to my blog.
        Sincerely,
        Erika

    • Dear Erika,
      I am amazed by your writing because it shows that you have grown as a writer. One sentence in the writing that stood out for me is “Violent crime in Oakland down 23 percent since 2012”. That stood out to me because 23% is a lot of crime that went away. Its showing that our community is actually making a change to help the people of Oakland feel safer. Another sentence that stood out to me is “violence the community is losing more jobs and kids not going to school”. That stood out to me because its telling people who read this that violence is making the community worse because kids aren’t getting their education and people are losing jobs and not making money to support them or their family. Thanks for writing this, I look forward to seeing what you write next.

      • Thank You Aaron for responding . And saying things that stood out to you and for being supportive on my blog.

    • Dear Erika,
      I like that you are writing about Oakland crime rates, and how gentrification may be a key factor in causing them to decrease. I am more interested in how these barriers may personally affect you. For example, have you seen any actions of gentrification?

    • Dear Erika

      I am so surprised about you post “My views of Oakland” because it shows how you really know your community on oakland I like that you are writing about Oakland crime rates, and how gentrification may be a key factor in causing the community to decrease. Something i like about what you wrote on your post is when you said “ The community and Oakland have changed because there are new people living around the community. Because of gentrification people are moving into new houses”. I agree with you because i’ve seen it myself and we live close and I know what youre talking about and I like how you talking about oakland and the community.Another thing that amazed me about you post was when you said “violence the community is losing more jobs and kids not going to school”. This stood out to me because of violence the community kids aren’t getting their education and because maybe there scared.

      Sincerely, Paola H

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