For my research I am using the topic police brutality. I think it is a big problem right now in our society and it needs to be stopped. It is interesting because I it is one of the biggest problem we have in
I really like your post. Police brutality is a problem. I feel like this is a big problem in America right now. A lot of NFL players are kneeling and telling the media how they feel about the topic. Some people think it is disrespectful and others don’t think it is disrespectful to kneel for the flag.
I think it would be so hard for college players to get paid because then we will have some many questions. Like does everyone get paid the same? Does different sports get paid the same? Paying the athletes will probably have some programs shut down because they couldn’t afford it. LIke D2 or D3 programs that are barely getting by right now. I…[Read more]
When NFL players kneel for the national anthem they are not disrespecting the flag. They are just supporting what they believe in. The players believe that there is police brutality going on in America. They
I think americans care about the environment. I care about the earth. Like I don’t want to live on an earth with the pollution in the sky and trash on the ground. I think Americans just don’t take care of their trash. They just think someone else will pick up after them. But they don’t realizes someone else can’t always pick up for them. They have…[Read more]
I think there is a big problem in the USA with police brutality. There has been a big problem for a long time but now people are taking a stand. The players that are kneeling are not disrespecting the flag, they just want change in society. I agree with you when you say ” let people stand up for what they want to stand up for.” I totally agree…[Read more]
I think people should have the right to kneel no matter what. Like you said in your piece ” everyone has their own opinion.” I totally agree with this statement. Without different opinions the world will be boring with people who agree and disagreeing on the same things. I am glad that Colin Kaepernick stood up for what he believed in and took a…[Read more]
My favorite word is honest because I do not like when people lie to me or are not telling me the truth. Nobody would want a friend that lies over and over to you about everything. I want to be friends with someone
My group and I are learning that people are not getting equal pay because of the gender of the person. We are finding out the the history of why there is not equal pay. We found out the women get paid around 20%
I totally agree with your point on that he comes from a lower social class. You can tell through out the book that he has troubles talking and understanding people. But Widow Douglas though out the first couple charters of the book tries to help Huck to understand the real world. She tries to discipline Huck and tries to tell him what is right and…[Read more]
I really like how you were talking about how Huck never really had a real family. So Huck just bounced around from family to family. I think that is an important part on why he has grown. He got a family with Widow Douglas and so Huck had some discipline he had to follow. I also liked the part you put in there about how Huck treated Jim as…[Read more]
Jordan, I definitely agree on this statement that Mark Twain was not racist. All the points you have addressed I think are true and I have the same thinking behind it all. Mark Twain was not a fan of slavery so that further proves your point that he isn’t racist. 🙂
Hi Jordan, I agree that Mark Twain was not racist he was just trying to give context to the time and how african americans were addressed. Twain allowed his readers be exposed to the real reality of how African Americans were treated. I think that it is better to show the audience the truth instead of just hiding the real facts. Do you think it was important for Twain to include the word in order for the audience to get the true experience for what was occurring during this time.?
I really agree with you. People don’t spend time doing much stuff anymore. They just want to get their work done. They don’t care if it is sloppy or bad. They want to get the job done. I really think this is a good post. You should go more in depth with your writing and explain more.
I totally agree with you on discrimination. I wrote about the same thing. I wrote about how the black teen got killed by the police man in Texas. I encourage you to check it out. I think your essay is really good. I want you to explore more of this topic.
I stand for equality for every race.In a society right now we are not diverse as we can be. An example would be the police officer killing a black teen in Texas. In the state of Texas there has been over 300
Everyone in America should be treated the same no matter your race or your culture. I have seen people being bullied or teased because of the color of their skin. It doesn’t make sense for people to get b
While I see where you’re coming from, and yes, stereotypes can come off as offensive, I see your argument as quite underwhelming. Personally, I don’t think stereotypes should be taken to heart, I honestly think they’re hilarious. However, a lot of much more serious cases of racism actually occur in our country, such as mass murders over the simple fact that they don’t a specific race. So, you, and others should not feel objectified over simple words, because at the end of the day, they’re just words, and it’s up to you to decide if the words should affect you.
Hello Abdullah, I find it interesting too that they talk about hiding a dead body at the start of the story. But I feel like that is a great intro to start the book.It really wants the reader the read more of the story. I don’t know Huck wants to be like Tom so much. It keeps getting him in trouble. But at one point I think he will learn his lesson.
Hello Minne, I am liking this book a lot so far. When you were talking about how her ways were negative towards the window, do you think she will still be negative towards them? I think this is going to get more interesting in the future. I just want to hear more about Jim and how people treat him.
Hello Zachary, I agree with you on that “relax mindset is a good mindset.” With sports especially basketball you can’t have a negative mindset playing. If you have a bad mindset your jump shot will not go in. You wouldn’t be confident to dribble past defenders and score on them. Once you have a negative the game is over for you. This is why having…[Read more]
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