I agree with you because I think that African American’s should not be shot and possibly killed just for being black. One important sentence you said that really stuck out to me was the sentence where you said: “… please don’t encourage racism…,” I think that the president shouldn’t and I am glad that you said what you said. I…[Read more]
This is a really nicely written and well thought out post. I can tell you are very passionate about this issue, and it was conveyed well in this letter. I agree with you in that where you come from should not determine how people treat you, and what opportunities you have. Race should not be factor in determining the quality of ones character, and equality must be a universal thing. Really good job on this post.
I agree with people are still racist in the United States. But it is so hard to stop racism all the way because they are people that are always going to be racist. I agree with you on no one should be denied something because of the way they look or the race they are. I loved everything you have said in your post. I just think it will take time for people not to be racist anymore. But overall this was a great post.
This is a youth-powered publishing platform that was started in 2003 by a group of teachers from local sites of the National Writing Project.
We merged several earlier blogging projects. We have found that there are many advantages to bringing students together in one site that lives beyond any particular class. It’s easier for individual students to read and write about their own passions, to connect with other students, comment on each other’s work, and create multimedia posts for each other. Further, it’s been exciting for us to pool our knowledge about curriculum, connected learning, and digital literacies.
There are over 8,000 posts and over 13,000 comments by young people on the site on topics as diverse as the American Dream, Shakespeare, and sports as well as original poems and stories.
Youth Voices is a platform for youth to write about their interests, both in school and outside of school: what they are reading, what their hobbies or future careers might be, what they enjoy in their spare time. Like all of us, students follow our national leadership and form opinions. They are also welcome to write about those topics as well.
Youth Voices is fully non-partisan and welcomes youth of all types, from all regions, and with all viewpoints. Educators support youth in writing and thoughtfully responding to each other through the use of commenting guides, using tags to show common interests, playlists to support self-guided inquiry; opinions expressed by writers are their own.
If being part of such a community makes sense to you, we invite you to join us. We welcome all youth and any teacher interested in having students publish online and participate in the give and take of a social network like Youth Voices.