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    Multicultural Education

    An October issue from btw discusses the recent laws four states made to promote Asian American and Pacific Islander education in the article, "AAPI History Required in Illinois Schools." Illinois, Ohio, New York, and Wisconsin are the states who...

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    • Dear jade,
       
      I am intrigued by your post on applying pressure to school education. Especially since the United States teaches only American history, having options of deciding whether or not to take more classes should be something provided for students. Having education about Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders is important. This could open gateways for open-mindedness and coming together just like you stated.
       
      I do agree that other states should be more open to this type of education because not a lot of people are able to learn about it. This could teach young minds to see outside of their culture as well as spread awareness of different cultures. 
       
      Thanks for writing this article. I look forward to seeing more about what you have to say.

    • Jade, I love the awareness you are spreading about this topic. The United States is a multicultural country that has so much diversity. Because of this vast diversity, I would assume we would learn about all the cultures across the board yet, we don’t! It’s refreshing to see that some states are taking the education of cultures into their own hands and advocating for it! We do need more of this education across the whole country. Everyone deserves to learn and share who they are and when we don’t allow education to further the knowledge we fall back into a place of no change. Thank you for sharing this article and I am intrigued about what you bring to light next!

    • Dear Jade:

      I am happy to know that there is currently a push to increase education about more people/cultures. Considering the United States is often regarded as a “melting pot”, it would only make sense to teach people all about the people of the United States. Education, I feel, is often the first step in combating ignorance so a move such as this is very important and especially relevant to AAPIs considering the recent increase in violence towards them. 

      A sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “Unfortunately, ignorance within our country may lead to division, discrimination, and even violence. Learning about each other’s culture and history is important because our country is diverse, thus understanding is vital.” I agree with this because as I stated, education is a crucial step in combating ignorance. Along with this, everyone should be able to have their cultures represented in their schools as to feel included in American society as many are able to do as a default.

      Thank you so much for informing me about this topic! I look forward to whatever you write next because issues/developments such as these are interesting to me. It’s obvious you are wanting to spread awareness about important things which makes me want to continue to listen to what you have to say.

      -Maritza ^^*

  • Hello Evan

    I am very interested by your review because of the insight you describe in regards to the book. I agree that racial issues do, in fact, still exist in this country.

    Something that stood out to me was when you mentioned, “The microaggressions described can be found in society’s present.” I myself cannot describe microaggressions, and s…Read More

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    Decrease in Human Population: Good or Bad?

    In the article, "Where are the people?" (The New York Times, Upfront) I learned about the decrease in world population and the implications it will have on society. Even in China, which is known to be a very populous...

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    • Dear Jade

      I am very intrigued by your discussion post “Decrease in Human Population: Good or Bad?” Mainly because of how well you articulated everything. Not to mention how interesting this topic is in general. 

      One sentence that stood out to me was “this can spur more achievement for individuals who have personal goals.” I think this is a rather interesting take on this and would love to hear you elaborate a bit more.

      Thank you for posting! You are a terrific writer which is why I look forward to your next discussion post. Not to mention how you chose to discuss a really important topic which I find very admirable!

    • Dear Jade :
      I am very surprised by this information your post, “Decrease in Human Population: Good or Bad? ,” because I didn’t think it could have been possible for the population to be decreasing..
      One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “The explanation for this decrease in the human population could be due to the increase in deaths and the decrease in births, which means that fewer women are having less (or none) children”. I think this is very interesting  because for the past years I’ve never heard of us being decreasing in population I alway’s thought we were going to stay overpopulated. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next.
      Maria Zavala

    • Dear Jade :
      I am very surprised by this information your post, “Decrease in Human Population: Good or Bad? ,” because I didn’t think it could have been possible for the population to be decreasing..
      One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “The explanation for this decrease in the human population could be due to the increase in deaths and the decrease in births, which means that fewer women are having less (or none) children”. I think this is very interesting  because for the past years I’ve never heard of us being decreasing in population i alway thought we were going to stay overpopulated. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next.
      Maria zavala

    • Jade,

      I loved the way you formatted this. Having the basic facts, then getting the discussion question, then having your opinion was a great way to layer information on. Jumping into it I had confusion with a couple terms, so I think it would’ve helped to define some of them, but also I really appreciated your personal insight at the end. Your writing was articulate and engaging and I look forward to reading more articles from you.

      -Charlie

  • Hello Francisco

    I appreciate your post, “Hispanic Heritage Month,” because you bring to light the importance of celebrating such a diverse and amazing group of people. I also think that everyone, not only Hispanics, should take the time to acknowledge this month and take the time to appreciate the culture.

    When you explained that, “The date…Read More

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