What is an American? An American. When most people think of this they think, “America. Free. No judgment and living how I want.” Being an American to people outside of this country, is being free, and being abl
I found your post very interesting. I agree with a lot of the points that you made above, particularly ” When the whites discriminate against the blacks, or immigrants from other countries, they are not following through with the whole idea that America was built on.”. Although, I think when you solely categorize white people as the people who are destructing the idea of freedom, it makes things a tad more complicated. While white people by no means are guilt free of marginalizing and stereotyping certain groups, etc; I do not think they are the only race that is to blame for our political turmoil. Ultimately, this post/conversation sparks a lot of controversy. Just like you, I wish there were answers and I hope our nation is able to find the courage to come together despite our past. Hopefully in doing so, the American ideal will be fulfilled and the cruelities that are present will settle. I think there is a long road ahead of us, but with determination, respect, and the cliche of American pride, I firmly believe our country could become a better place. Let’s keep the conversation going in order to truly create the land of the free and home for the brave. As the younger generation of our country we have the power to reestablish and redefine what it means to be American. If you want to read more about this topic here you go: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/jose-antonio-vargas/jose-antonio-vargas-meaning-of-american_b_1647894.html
I am surprised at the way you described the “American Dream”. I don’t know anyone who ever thought that having a dream house is a part of the “American dream”, a lot of people think that money is apart of it, and a large family, but not house. Also, you kept saying the same thing over and over, the exact same way. If you´re go…[Read more]
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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.
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