• Dear Jennifer,
    Thank you so much for reading my blog. I wanted to address what you said that being a latino is being hard because a lot of people don”t know what the latinx go through. Thank you

      • Dear Emy,
        Thank you so much for reading my blog and agreeing with the latinx community.

          • Dear Jesus,
            Thank you so much for reading my blog. I wanted to address what you said that being a latino is being hard because a lot of people dont know what the latinx go through. Thank you

              • Fernanda commented on the post, Taxes In Oakland 1 month ago

                Dear Amy,
                I think your post is very informative because because you made me realize how Oakland is not using the taxes money aprodietly. A line that stood out to me was “It is undeniable from these numbers, that Oakland taxes are giving either too little or too much towards jobs that have the same amount of life risks which shows that Oakland can…[Read more]

              • ̈ ̈Oakland is my home and I can’t imagine leaving. But it hurts to see the culture I grew up with fade away. Because when the people who built this community leave, they take Oakland’s spirit with them.

                • Dear Fernanda,

                  I am interested in your post because it’s very informative on how the latinx community has lived here since 1910. Also because you talk about different times in your blog which is giving many stories/perspectives One line in your blog that stood out to me was “ In 1950s-1960s the destruction of West Oakland began the latinos were displaced once again”. This line stood out to me because it saying that latinx are being moved multiple times from there home. I also think that ir’s interesting because of your blog I think that they are the most affected. Thank you for sharing you blog for the world to see and to see how we are being impacted by gentrification.

                • Fernanda,

                  I feel impressed and interested by your post, “Latinx Community”. One sentence that really stood out to me was “…the Latinx community has survived in Oakland for several years despite the countless times they have been displaced in different parts of Oakland.” This stands out because it shows perseverance; no matter how many times the Latinx community has been “displaced” from the city, it shows that they are capable to move on regardless of the hate they receive from the Oakland community. One thing I disagree with was, hypothetically, I guess some people from the Latinx community probably don’t feel safe in the Oakland community because they are being displaced by the Oakland people and community, my question is, what can we do in order to help out not just the Latinx community but everyone so that they all feel equal and respected? I also understand that they aren’t willing to move out because “it’s their home” but have you also ever thought about adding some diversity in all neighborhoods of the Oakland community, not just Fruitvale. I believe this will allow us to understand everyone’s different cultures and history; help us become more open minded about certain groups of people. Thanks for sharing your writing, I look forward to seeing what you write next!

                  • Dear Jennifer,
                    Thank you so much for reading my blog. I wanted to address what you said that being a latino is being hard because a lot of people don”t know what the latinx go through. Thank you

                    • Jesus replied 1 month ago

                      Dear Frenanda,
                      i think your post was amazing because it really involved a lot about the latinx community. A line that stood out to me was “all the history and journey the Latinx went through and faced to get to Oakland.” i really liked this quote because it talks about how different it was for latinx people to live in oakland. i agreed with the whole section because it really is hard to be latino and live in oakland. it is really a hard time because of money. thanks for writing, and keep up the good work.

                      • Dear Jesus,
                        Thank you so much for reading my blog. I wanted to address what you said that being a latino is being hard because a lot of people dont know what the latinx go through. Thank you

                      • Dear Jackie,
                        I really like your artist statement. Also thanking you for sharing your story with us and all of your culture and traditions with us.

                        Sincerely,
                        Fernanda B.S

                      • Fernanda Barreto-Sanchez 9th Grade Art statements In my shadow box there are 10 objects inside that represent counter narratives the real me and on the outside of my

                        • Dear Fernanda:

                          I am intrigued by your artist statement form your, “Shadow Box” because of how the words match with the picture. Your piece of writing also is enlightening to me because I learned information that I was previously ignorant towards.

                          One quote that you wrote really stood out to me, it is: “I’m a free spirited person.” I think this is phenomenal because it conveys a lot about your personality and how you feel towards yourself. Free spirited is also just a really powerful message that in a way can be interpreted as someone who is strong minded that can be flexible and “free”.

                          Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because it can be more enlightening to everyone who reads your work. Your work is also short yet very powerful and that really catches peoples eyes. The addition of the picture you included also really helped me interpret your artist statement.

                        • Dear Fernanda:

                          I am intrigued by your artist statement form your, “Shadow Box” because of how the words match with the picture. Your piece of writing also is enlightening to me because I learned information that I was previously ignorant towards.

                          One quote that you wrote really stood out to me, it is: “I’m a free spirited person.” I think this is phenomenal because it conveys a lot about your personality and how you feel towards yourself. Free spirited is also just a really powerful message that in a way can be interpreted as someone who is strong minded that can be flexible and “free”.

                          Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because it can be more enlightening to everyone who reads your work. Your work is also short yet very powerful and that really catches peoples eyes. The addition of the picture you included also really helped me interpret your artist statement. (Xavier)

                        • Dear Fernanda,
                          To begin, I am very happy that you don’t believe in the stereotypes people put upon you, and that you realize your self worth! I love the flags that you added and your pride for your culture. I love that you made your box blue, and that it represents freedom. The pictures of your family really showed how much you value them. Keep your free spirit, it is a lifestyle that all people should have. Keep striving and remember to always believe in yourself!

                        • Dear Fernada,
                          My name is Jenny and I go to SJSU, I love your shadow box and how it represents you. I can relate to your topic on how others perceive you to be a certain way but in reality, you are way more than that. I love the statement behind your shadow box and how you used the bolded words to explain to others about your truth vs what others think. I believe your shadow box made a really empowering statement and message to others that what they see on the outside may or may not be the full truth, so its best to never jump to conclusions when it comes to identifying who one is.

                          Sincerely,
                          Jenny

                      • Fernanda became a registered member 5 months ago