Hey Divianca, thank you very much for reading my blog! i love the input you have put for my blog too. the part of the comment that stood out to me the most wa “By adding this, you explain how gang members not always get the choice of getting an education, because of fear, and because sometimes they are forced into being in a gang and they have no…[Read more]
i think your post was amazing because it really involved a lot about the latinx community. A line that stood out to me was “all the history and journey the Latinx went through and faced to get to Oakland.” i really liked this quote because it talks about how different it was for latinx people to live in oakland. i agreed with the…[Read more]
I feel great about your post “Undocumented People Mark Their Spot in The USA”
And that you decided to choose this topic. One sentence that stood out to me was, ”Thousands and thousands of undocumented people come to the US each year. Most of them are young. And as they grow old, they start to consider the US as home instead of th…[Read more]
I enjoyed reading your article about immigrants and how they have been impacted. I really loved how you talked about immigrant struggles and how trump made everything worse for immigrant families. You also involved a lot about the protests that people have done to help out these families that are being attacked by trump. I can see…[Read more]
When you think about thugs, what comes to mind? Society might say probably a group of people with tattoos on their body, covering their arms, and head. Maybe scary people who love to rob and do drugs committing
I am really enlightened and amazed about the topic you decided to talk about because it emphasizes different perspectives and views on gangs. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is “In summary, the next time you see a gang member, treat them with respect, maybe even try to get their story.” This line stood out to me because it’s so true, to not assume anything without knowing the full story. Because people don’t know what others are going through, and by trying to talk to them and learning, one gets to better understand someone to be more empathetic and so they aren’t disrespectful. Another sentence that stood out to me was ” Some gangsters joined gangs because of the environment they were raised in, but it is mainly fear. Fear of either getting rejected by others in their environment or fear because a gang is after them.” By adding this, you explain how gang members not always get the choice of getting an education, because of fear, and because sometimes they are forced into being in a gang and they have no choice. Your blog reminds me of other stories where sometimes people don’t know the full story and that’s why they are disrespected. Thanks for writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because you have great thoughts and opinions that need to be shared.
Hey Divianca, thank you very much for reading my blog! i love the input you have put for my blog too. the part of the comment that stood out to me the most wa “By adding this, you explain how gang members not always get the choice of getting an education, because of fear, and because sometimes they are forced into being in a gang and they have no choice.” it shows that you really agree wit me and read the article. Thank you and look forward to hearing back.
I am really surprised by the work you put in, your shadowbox really makes me feel empathetic for who you are and how you were raised. It contained a lot of color and items that look as if you have shown a lot of interest in this project and how it plays out. I am really interested in the pictures you put in that really show…[Read more]
I am proud about your post called, “Fighting Against Dominant Narratives”, because it takes fearlessness to share your life to people that you might not know. I am at ease with you and I hope that you change the minds of ones with dominant narritives about you.
Hi Jesus! My names Briana Estrada, I’m a currently a student at San Jose State University. I really enjoyed reading about your shadow box! I love how passionate you are about your culture. Especially, because I am hispanic. You seem very talented for being so young! Keep pursing your passions in art and music.
Hi Jesus Ramirez,
I am a college student at SJSU. I found your shadow box to be fascinating because you are showing that you are not the kind of person that stereotypes have created for someone that is Mexican. Such as you state that you love art. I also liked how you said how purple and black are weird colors and how you associate yourself with these two colors. I also found how you incorporate things that you love to do, such as art, your laptop, which connected with you and being a producer, and how you add parts of Mexican ornaments because it is who you are and you are proud of it. I find these things to be astonishing since not only are you proud of your background, but you are also happy at what you are doing, and that shows that you are not someone that would get into trouble. I hope you will continue to do art and music later in life.
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