I think your post “The Golden States Warriors move to san francisco” was very interesting. One line that stood out to me was that was “The Warriors leaving Oakland has not had a massive effect on the Warriors success, instead injuries have because the GSW (Golden State Warriors) went from the best team in the entire NBA (Win – Loss) t…[Read more]
I am surprised by your blog, “Protest In Oakland” because I didn’t realize how much of it means to people to protest and how much it helps them. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “…protesting is important in Oakland is because it helps shape the community.” I think this makes a valid point of how Oakland is a city that makes changes for the better, and by that they unite together and protest to be equal and satisfied by their decisions. Another sentence that caught my attention was: “Protesting is gonna have a positive effect because the community will come together and make a change.” This stood out for me because it shows that protesting is something helpful for those who choose to and it creates a great change for them and their community. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because you made me learn a lot of this topic from your writing and made me realize how important protesting is and how much of an impact it makes towards the community and people. Again, thank you and I can’t wait til I read one of you other pieces of writings.
Dear Jade, I am very interested in your post because you add a football player perspective and you get to see what he does in his spare time and helps the community when you interview your mother and she explained how she tries to help the community and that could create a change to Oakland. I agree with you because we need a change in our community. When you said “ Protesting is gonna have a positive effect because the community will come together and make a change”. This stood up to me because this is saying that protesting can be helpful in many ways and it can change the community and it can create a good change to the community. Thank you for letting me know this information and why its useful.
I feel like your post “Protests in Oakland” is very interesting because you explain the importance of protests and the beneficial effect it has in our communities. I enjoyed reading about the different perspectives people have on protests because it shows an understanding on more then one point of view. One sentence that stood out to me was, “I think having these conversations helps everybody have a better understanding of where everybody is coming from.” This stood out to me because it is really true because if their is no communication or protests then people wouldn’t really understand others and what they are going through. Protests provide a space where people can chant about certain problems, and that can lead to more understaining in the communities. However, one thing I disagree with was, “This means that some people don’t have any respect for the positive space and the community that others are trying to build to make Oakland a better place.” I think the opposite, they do have respect for the space and are trying to build a better, more respectful space in the communities, like you had argued.
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