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  • A hot sunny, afternoon

    There you see that beautiful brown skin girl with pigtails barefoot

    sweating , Scavenging for metal items

    Hoping to find something just so she could bring it home

    And turn it into a

  • My name is Franciely Paulino. I was born and raised in Samana, a touristy city in the Dominican Republic. There, you wake up to the rooster singing and the smell of coffee. I wouldn’t trade my homeland for

    • Hello Franciely, I am intrigued by your post. The vivid image that you described “you wake up to the rooster singing and the smell of coffee” made me want to go travelling there so badly. Just for curiosity, could you please talk about more about your culture? Like how it’s different from American culture and how you integrated these two culture together? Thank you for your post. Sincerely, Hannah
      Here is a useful resource: http://iteslj.org/questions/culture.html

    • Dear Franciely ,

      I am interested in your post about your cultural change because I took part of it and I can relate to your stoy

      One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “Immigration can be very complex, improving our lives in some ways and losing parts of ourselves in the process” I think this is powerful because you lived it.. you are living it right now.

      Your post reminds me of something that happened to me. One time I got to the United States and I was really angry of myself to not know anything about the culture of the United States. I felt alone. I thank you to help me in that moment.

    • Dear Franciely

      I am happy by your podcast because it had inspired me that you would never trade your homeland for anything and how you had immigrated to this country with your dad at age 9 to the Bronx.
      One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is that you wouldn’t leave your habits behind.

      Another sentence that I like was everywhere you go and everytime you listen to music it with remind you of your country which is the Dominican Republic.

      Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because…

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  •                            A few weeks ago at high school in Cliffside, New Jersey, a substitute teacher got frustrated and said to a group of students that were speaking Spanish the following words” U.S so

    • Hi, Franciely! Thank you for sharing. Once we start to think of how far we’ve come in this country, something like this happens in which we are reminded there are still close minded people out there. I agree that anyone should have the right to speak any language they want. Asking someone to only speak English in America is like asking a person to only be a part of the American culture and leave behind any other they may be a part of. I am glad that the student decided to protest, however, not being aware of the whole situation here, I have a question. Did the student have the legal right to protest in the school? Or is that part being talked about right now? Besides the point, again, thank you for sharing, I enjoyed reading your post. I would love to hear more about this.

    • Dear Franciely ,

      I am in agreement with your post about the language we should use in the United States because I feel that everyone should be able to feel comfortable about whatever language they speaking and not have to feel bad and have someone tell them they cant speak that language in this state.

      One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “U.S soldiers are not fighting for you to speak Spanish they are fighting for you to speak English.” I think this is unfair because everyone in the country haves a right to speaker whatever language they wanna speak in there shouldn’t be no fighting for what language they have to speak in.

    • Hello Franciely, your post took me by surprise. I agree with one of your student, you do have a right to speak whatever language you want. One of America’s constitution is allowing free speech, therefore the teacher who was against you and your friends for speaking Spanish is wrong. I like how you stated that “I have the right to speak whatever language I speak, and that’s my right. There’s no law that says that I should or I must speak English.” Anyone living in the United States does have the right to free speech in any language they please. I found a website online that talks more about the right of free speech, if you have time you may want to look at (http://www.uscourts.gov/about-federal-courts/educational-resources/about-educational-outreach/activity-resources/what-does). Anyways thanks for your post and I look forward to see what you write next.

    • Hello Franciely, I found your post very amusing. I personally agree with the students in that situation. In today’s world, most American citizens couldn’t tell you the first ten amendments without googling. While many people argue that “soldiers gave their lives for [insert excuse here], not for you to [insert significant cultural/religious/traditional practice]”, this excuse is groundless. American soldiers serve to protect the constitution. the constitution was founded to protect the rights of citizens to practice their culture, religion, you name it. Here is an interesting CNN article I found that reflects my opinions, and I think you should look at: http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/13/politics/poll-constitution/index.html.

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    My name is Franciely Paulino. I was born and raised in Samana, a touristy city in the Dominican Republic. There, you wake up to the rooster singing and the smell of coffee. I wouldn’t trade my homeland for

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