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    Why do Black males feel like they will only be successful in pro football? How can we help black males play pro football without getting hurt? Is playing Pro football worth risking your body as a black male?

    Why do Black males feel like they will only be successful in pro football?

    Why do Black males feel like they will only be successful in pro football? How can we help black males play pro football without getting hurt? Is playing Pro football worth risking your body as a black male? Family...

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    Why do Black males feel like they will only be successful in pro football? How can we help black males play pro football without getting hurt? Is playing Pro football worth risking your body as a black m

    The real problem

    Why do Black males feel like they will only be successful in pro football? How can we help black males play pro football without getting hurt? Is playing Pro football worth risking your body as a black male? Family matters the most...

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    The names of the videos I watched were  “Good & Bad Examples of Oral Presentation” and “Ted’s secret to great public speaking” (click on title for link).  Anderson wanted the viewers to understand that the gre

    Oral Presentations

    The names of the videos I watched were  "Good & Bad Examples of Oral Presentation" and "Ted’s secret to great public speaking" (click on title for link).  Anderson wanted the viewers to understand that the greatest public speakers were...

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            Shakespeare is good to studied  now or in school today because it ties to real life situations and things that were going through today. Shakespeare’s play talked about othello “friend” Iago lied

    Why do we study Shakespeare?

              Shakespeare is good to studied  now or in school today because it ties to real life situations and things that were going through today. Shakespeare's play talked about othello “friend” Iago lied to him to get...

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    To the YV community, this is my response to the Warm-Up for English class today. We are studying Shakespeare’s Othello and exploring the theme of appearance versus reality.

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    Dear G

    Gary

    To the YV community, this is my response to the Warm-Up for English class today. We are studying Shakespeare’s Othello and exploring the theme of appearance versus reality. *************************** Dear Gary, I just found out that you might not graduate from Fremont...

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    Dear Youth Voices Community,

    My name is Jerome, and  I’m a senior at Fremont high school. I feel like my research going good but it’s getting hard to find facts about the NFL I feel like everything his hidden

    How do I FIX my Thesis?

    Dear Youth Voices Community, My name is Jerome, and  I'm a senior at Fremont high school. I feel like my research going good but it's getting hard to find facts about the NFL I feel like everything his hidden This...

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    Dear Youth Voices Community,

    My name is Jerome Pope Jr. I am a 12th grader at Fremont High School.

    The social inequity problem I am looking into is injuries in the NFL. The demographic group I am most

    Need help on my research about football injures

      Dear Youth Voices Community, My name is Jerome Pope Jr. I am a 12th grader at Fremont High School. The social inequity problem I am looking into is injuries in the NFL. The demographic group I am most focused on for...

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    • Dear Jerome,
      I am surprised by your post “Need help on my research about football injuries” because you state the NFL does have a lot of injuries between ages 21-30. You also say some races get different things when they get hurt. Different races get better help when they get injured. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “Some might argue that some players get better help when they’re hurt” I think this is unfair because every player should be in the same treatment.Your post about NFL injuries reminds me of something that happened to me when i was playing football at my middle school and I got hit in the head and i got a concussion. When this happened I received the same treatment as everyone else. If I had been treated different from other players I would had felt like they don’t care about my health.
      Sincerely, Sergio

    • I play football to and when I get injured I get a different treatment than my team mate

    • Hello Jerome,
      I love your topic! I am not a crazy football fan myself, however I can see the concert that people have with the sport. It is very dangerous. I mean, after all, it is a sport where the objective is to physically tackle one another. There are many injuries proven to be related to football; especially head and brain trauma injuries.

      I would love to see some more research on this topic. Maybe some quotes directly from an NFL player or an athletic trainer of the NFL.

      Great job so far! I am interested to see where you go with this!

    • Dear Jerome,
      I also play football but I am not seeing an inequality between different injuries and race. My whole life people that have an injury are treated with the best care no matter what race they are. Similarly there is lots of research done in the NFL about injuries but I have never heard about discrimination of race because of an injury. I have a link that you can use to further your research on injuries in the NFL but as far as racial discrimination because of injury, that will be harder to research. https://www.playsmartplaysafe.com/newsroom/reports/2016-injury-data/

    • Jerome, I thought your topic was very interesting. I play football too and I never thought of that when I was injured this season. Why do you think this inequality exists? I found an article about racial inequality in college football that may help.
      https://www.si.com/college-football/2015/05/19/ncaa-problems-race
      Very unique topic. Please post about what you find out.

    • Well, there is a research study that states blacks are expected back out on the field master than whites. It showed how biased people are on the topic. “‘Participants assumed that the Black target was less privileged and faced more hardship than the White target,’ the study’s authors write, and that harder life presumably shields them from things like physical pain.” I don’t know about treatment itself, but there is a bias in how different people react and what is expected. https://deadspin.com/5960842/why-we-expect-black-football-players-to-return-from-injury-faster-than-white-players

    • Jerome, I was very intrigued by this topic because I have never heard this argument before. Personally, I’ve always felt that injured players will always be treated with the best care possible despite of their race, religion, or gender. However, I cannot speak for athletes all around the country. Do you think injury discrimination happens in all sports or just football? You could expand on your topic and address other sports to make your argument stronger, too. Could there be injury discrimination against blacks in the NFL because the majority of the players are African American? I think you can address many thought-provoking questions on this topic about racism in high-level athletics. Check out this article about the NFL’s racial divide https://theundefeated.com/features/the-nfls-racial-divide/
      I’m interested to hear more on this subject!

    • Dear Jerome,
      I really found your topic very interesting because I am a football player. when I was injured, though I never noticed it but there was a rush from everyone wondering how fast my recovery would take and how many games I was going to miss. I am black but I don’t fully believe that the color of your skin has to do with anything about the way you are treated. I found this article and I hope it helps you because I found it quite interesting as well. Your bring up a topic I have never heard off but I hope you come to a conclusion in your research. I’m excited to see what you come up with.

      https://deadspin.com/5960842/why-we-expect-black-football-players-to-return-from-injury-faster-than-white-players

    • Hi Jerome!
      I found your topic interesting because it is a topic I have researched in the past. I think your idea that there may be a solution is feasible, but I also believe there is a possibility that the NFL won’t exist in the next 20 or 30 years. The injuries such as concussions and overall toll on the body have made football seem barbaric and less attractive to future players. Unless the technology can improve on helmets and padding as well as regulation changes, football could become a thing of the past. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/article/what-weve-learned-from-two-years-of-tracking-nfl-concussions/ talks about how not all injuries are reported, so the number of injuries that we think is large, may only be half of all the injuries. I am curious to hear what you have to say about the future of football and hope to hear more in future posts.

    • Dear Jerome,

      I am very interested in your post ¨I Need Help on my Research About Football Injuries¨ because I myself was a football player who suffered from a knee injury that ended my chances of ever playing the game again. I was a Sophomore when I suffered this injury, I am a senior now and still unable to do all the things I was able to do before I got hurt. I feel as if everyone forgot about me when I stopped playing, I was not getting the same attention as I would when I was on the field. One sentence you wrote that stands out to me is ¨The reason I feel this is an inequity I feel different races get better help when they get injured¨. I think this is true because as a hispanic i´ve seen how other are treated better simply because they are of a different race. Thanks for writing. I look forward to seeing what you write about next, because this topic really caught my attention and what you wrote about needs to be heard by many more people.

      Juan Gomez

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    Dear Next President,
           My name is Jerome Pope Jr. I think you’ll be a great president for the US. I have a couple things I need to say. First, you should help the homeless get homes and jobs. The homele

    Homelessness, Unemployment, Education

    Dear Next President,        My name is Jerome Pope Jr. I think you'll be a great president for the US. I have a couple things I need to say. First, you should help the homeless get homes and jobs....

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    I liked this article because it helped me find more information on my topic about Football injuries. This article had pictures and one video that helped me a lot because I get tired of reading.

    One sentence that

    Checking Claims in a Wikipedia Article on "Football Injuries"

    I liked this article because it helped me find more information on my topic about Football injuries. This article had pictures and one video that helped me a lot because I get tired of reading. One sentence that stood...

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    • This article really caught my attention. The reason being is that, although I don’t play college football… Yet😉. I am currently in my senior year of high school football. I am on the smaller side though, and I have had my fair share of injuries, and I totally understand how intense the game can be. Many of my teammates have also had some severe head injuries, one notable one from getting hit in the head by a knee. So obviously playing with your head is not a good idea, it’s just hard to avoid in certain situations.

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