• Dear Leah,
    Thank You so much for commenting on our post and for giving my group and I very good feedback. Moreover, I will take your feedback in consideration and add a couple of details. I think that sometimes with different causes there might be boxes created because there is always oppression going on and it is hard to fight for so many causes…[Read more]

  • Dear Ahmed,
    Thank you for leaving a comment on our post. We appreciate that you thought it was interesting on how we talked about racism. Moreover, to answer your question we are not African American but we support Black Lives Matter, we believe that we don’t have to be a certain race to support a cause. I have a question for you, What what you…[Read more]

  • Hey Alexa,
    Thank you for leaving a comment on our blog :). We appreciate that you gave us good feedback on what you liked.
    Sincerely,
    Grady, Victor and Victoria

  • Dear Alicia Garza:

    We are writing to you, the co-founder of Black Lives Matters because you are a strong woman who because of a Facebook post started a huge movement that has gone down in history and still till

    • Hello everyone.

      My name is Ahmed and I am a student at Fremont High School here in Oakland. I just read your project blog post and I have some feedback.
      One thing I liked about what you wrote was how you talked about the Starbucks issue in philadelphia it was sad because they were only waiting for there other friend I believe.

      Something I have a question about is Are you African American?

      Thank you for sharing your project!
      Ahmed

      • Dear Ahmed,
        Thank you for leaving a comment on our post. We appreciate that you thought it was interesting on how we talked about racism. Moreover, to answer your question we are not African American but we support Black Lives Matter, we believe that we don’t have to be a certain race to support a cause. I have a question for you, What what you think we were African American ?
        Sincerely,
        Grady, Victor and Victoria

    • Hello everyone.

      My name is alexa hernandez and I am a student at Fremont High School here in Oakland. I just read your project blog post and I have some feedback.
      One thing I liked about what you wrote was that u wrote some good things in the article and it was interesting too read it and i had fun reading it.

      Something I have a question about is i really dont have any questions about your work it seem ok too me

      Thank you for sharing your project!
      alexa hernandez

      • Hey Alexa,
        Thank you for leaving a comment on our blog :). We appreciate that you gave us good feedback on what you liked.
        Sincerely,
        Grady, Victor and Victoria

    • Dear Leah,
      Thank You so much for commenting on our post and for giving my group and I very good feedback. Moreover, I will take your feedback in consideration and add a couple of details. I think that sometimes with different causes there might be boxes created because there is always oppression going on and it is hard to fight for so many causes that sometimes it might seem like people care more about it than other causes for example you said that the LGBTQ community is forgotten because sometimes Black Lives matter might be more “important”. I think that all causes are important but we decided to write about Black Lives because there has been recent incidents happening and we wanted to keep bringing awareness to different communities.
      Sincerely,
      Grady, Victor and Victoria

    • Dear Grady,

      My name is Elijah.W from Nelson Mandela School of Social Justice in Brooklyn. I appreciate and applaud you using your voice on the Black Lives Matter Movement even tho it is not really mentioned as much today. I read a comment from Ahmed explaining that your not African American and that stands out to me because it shows that there are good people out here and i respect you for believing in equality and racial change.Thank you for reading my comment and god bless.

      Elijah

  • Dear Ying,
    I am interested in your blog post because the experiments the Nazi did were really cruel and not a lot of people are aware of what they did.Your question really stood out to me because it was really specific.
    Thank you for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because your writing is interesting.
    Sincerely,
    Grady

  • Dear Angel,
    Your post “Was world war 2 helpful ?” stood out to me because I find it interesting how no one really discusses whether or not the war was helpful. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is,” Just after the United States entered WWII. hundreds of women were employed around the country as computers. Their job consisted of using…[Read more]

  • 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…[Read more]

  • Nazi Experiments started in WWII were Nazi doctors conducted as many as 30 different types of experiments on concentration camp inmates. Doctors were able to run these experiment without their consent. After

    • Dear Grady;
      I am really surprised with your post. Your post includes great background information about what happened during World War 2. I am surprised with your entire post because I was able to learn a lot. Thank You for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next.
      Guadalupe

    • Dear Grady,

      I am glad that you posted “How did human experimentation lead into oppression?” because I agree that the human experimentations did cause a lot of oppression. One sentence you wrote that stands out to me is, “Innocent people were killed in order to keep on going with the experiments which was harmful not just for them but for their families and community” (De Paz). This stood out to me because of all the death that is happening. It’s sad that so many innocent people had to die. Another sentence that made me sad was, “They were dealing with religious intolerance since the inmates were Jews and that is the main reason why they did the experiments in the first place” (De Paz). I think that with so much oppression from the past influence how oppression is in the future. Having the differentiation with religion or classism shows other people that they should follow even if it’s wrong. Thank you for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because I hope it will educate you.

    • 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 answer to my question and for your future posts.

  • Dear Rosario,
    I am very impressed with your name memoir because it was a very interesting story to read about and I never knew your name was something so special to you and your family. One sentence you wrote that stood out to me was “I will always be honored to be named after him Because I know,He’s watching over me. This stood out to me bec…[Read more]

  • Grady commented on the post, A Random Choice 1 year, 5 months ago

    Dear Yahaira,
    I am impressed by your name memoir because you are very detailed on why exactly you are proud of having your name. You also talk about your dads part of the family and you can be strong and happy without them but family still means a lot to you. One sentence you wrote that stood out to me was when you said, “ Lastly, one of the m…[Read more]

  • Thank you Melody for giving me feedback and explaining what you liked about my blog. Next time I will take more of you feedback in consideration. If you were to write a blog about police brutality how exactly would you explain a solution to oppression ? and other than restating my thesis in my conclusion what else would you have added ?
    Best, Grady

  • Dear Fernando,
    I am impressed by your blog, “ Violence in Oakland” because it was interesting that you decided to talk about the violence in your community instead of other places that also deal with violence. One sentence that I don’t agree with on is when yous said , “ Everyone is interested in violence, that is why action movies exist”. I disag…[Read more]

  • Dear Jil,
    I am amazed by your blog because it is very helpful for immigrants and it’s a topic that no one really talks about how immigrants can be safe. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is, “ Where to live is an important thing said one of my friends in America and the spots that are infested with ICE police are located at are the…[Read more]

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    Over the years there has been multiple people killed by police officers for example,Yuvette Henderson, Demouria Hogg and Richard Linyard from Oakland, CA. Why don’t people in the community talk about police br

    • Dear Grady,

      I was very delighted to read your post “How Does Police Brutality Affect The Community?” because the discrimination that People of Color is very important but no one wants to listen to the problems and make a change. I agree with you when you said that money should be put more in schools than police department because then kids will not end up committing crimes and being on the street. One sentence that stood out to me was, “Us, as a community, should be able to speak up and not be scared of police officers. They should be able to hear our voices and how they should learn to protect the community not hurt others.” This stood out to me because police should be able to protect the community and not harm it. People from the community should feel protected and not scared that they will get hurt. Thank you for writing. I look forwards to see what you write next, because you have interesting and important topics that the community should be more aware of.

    • Dear Grady De Paz
      I am a freshman at life academy. I am very proud of your excellate ideas and work that were written in your post. I really liked how you started with a captivating hook to captivate the readers eye. I agree with what you said about why they don’t talk about police brutality but i also would have added that some people are scared to raise their voice because that attracts harmful attention that they might not want. Another part that I wanted to point out was when you talked about how the money was being spent on other things when they should be used for afterschool and regular school so that kids can have a better education. For feedback I think you should’ve added more for you conclusion because you only had one sentence when you could have talked more about your thesis and what solutions you believe could have helped end or take a step to end police brutality. Over all i enjoted reading you article it. Hopefully you write more in the future.

      • Thank you Melody for giving me feedback and explaining what you liked about my blog. Next time I will take more of you feedback in consideration. If you were to write a blog about police brutality how exactly would you explain a solution to oppression ? and other than restating my thesis in my conclusion what else would you have added ?
        Best, Grady

  • Artist Statement

    For my modern interpretation of Romeo and Juliet, I decided to work on a movie poster that represents an event in 2017. For example, there have always been gangs that are rivals with each other

  • Grady commented on the post, I Am Who I Am 1 year, 9 months ago

    Dear Ying,
    Your statement of “I am who I am ” was interesting because you were detailed about what the objects meant to you. Something that stood out to me was when you wrote ” But instead of my sister taking me there and her paying for the tickets. I always wanted to take her when we’re older”. The reason this stood out to me was because you…[Read more]

  • Dear Melody,
    I am moved by your post “Me,myself and I” because it was very detailed and you really explained parts of your identity. One part of your statement that stands out to me is when you placed pictures of people you love because it just means you really care about them. Another part that liked was when you described your ethnicity you said…[Read more]

  •                              The objects in my shadow box represent my counter narrative because I express my point of view. When people look at me they think I am White, because of my skin color. But they are w

    • Dear Grady,

      My name is Mauro Delpino. I am a senior at Fremont High School in Oakland, California. My teacher gave us a list of students who had to do a Shadow Box project and she also gave us links so as a class we can appreciate them. I chose to comment on your post because I appreciated the variety of pictures and the thoughtful writing that came with it. I also respect the addition of an El Salvador key chain and also the gratitude that you have for your friends. By the way, most people also think I’m white because of my skin color but are very surprised to find out I am Latino (Argentino). However, I have a few questions for you:

      Why did you decide to include a clapperboard in your box?
      Was the selection process for pictures difficult?
      Why did you choose an all-white box?

      Lastly, I admire and respect your shadow box in general and I am excited to view your next projects.

      Sincerely,

      Mauro

    • Dear Grady,
      Your shadow box impressed me because you added pictures of people you love. It was also cool that you painted your box white and added the most important objects you have because it’s a better way of understanding who you are and what you think it’s important In your life.
      Sincerely, Aaron

    • Dear Grady,

      I would like to say that your shadow box is amazing, because you put in a lot of detail.Another reason I really liked your shadow box is the fact that you put your friends and you said that they mean a lot to you and they make a big impact in your life.

    • Dear Grady,
      I am loving your shadow box because of the things you use inside of your box. Like for example the swan, you say that it represents you because there are people who oppress you but you still stay strong. That’s a really great way to show your strength. Another thing I really like about your shadow box is that you show your friends. I also agree with you that friends are really important because they are the ones that stick with you through life, and don’t judge you for who you are. Thanks for sharing your shadow box.

  • Dear,Ruby
    I am moved by your post, “Dear Leaders of America”, because you were talking about Charlottsville and then you were connecting it to what is happening right now as being a teen and growing up in America with all the oppression around. One sentence you wrote that stands out to me is ” What I wish the future could look like in America it…[Read more]

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