Good job! This was a very educational and informative post. I liked when your solution to make racial terms illegal because I believe that it was a very good idea. I am pretty sure it would work to. I cant wait until you make another post so i can read it because it was very informative.
One quote that you wrote that really stands out to me is “racism has been a part of this world for years now and i want it to end already” this quote stood out because this is true that there has been racism for a long time and it need to end and i think that the only way we could end it is to start with this generation
I agree wholeheartedly that racism needs to end. I think the ultimate goal is a world in which there is no inequality. Like you, I’ve never personally experienced a racial slur but that doesn’t mean I’m not aware of what goes on around me. I think that making racial slurs illegal is a good idea in theory, but it might be hard to enforce it. I think the best way to stop racism and inequality is for the world to come together and make a change. Thank you so much for sharing your voice!
I agree with you that racism is terrible and needs to end. You made some extremely compelling points like about how it can lead to people not having jobs and how it can lead to something as terrible sad as suicide. Racism has no place in the modern world and we should do all we can to eradicate it. However, I don’t agree with outlawing words. While this seems like a good idea on the surface, outlawing a few words leads to the mental stance of outlawing any words okay. This would only lead to outrage since the First Amendment is such an important amendment. To retort people would probably just make up more hurtful words. So, this would end up not doing much in the long run. Besides that though, I agree with everything you said and your writing was very intelligent.
I am fascinated by your topic “American Leaders, Your Attention Please” because you are right about how racial slurs can push people to the edge to commit suicide. I myself have not experienced being called a racial slur and I am lucky but like you said for the ones that have had that experience it is not OK. Just because someone is different from you by the color of your skin shouldn’t give the right to any one to be able to say a racial slur. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because you are talking about real mature topics in the world. Keep talking about real topics and problems in the world so people can finally wake up.
I found this topic very interesting and current. Racism has always been a part of American history and doesn’t seem to be leaving anytime soon. Although many of us would love to see racism to go, it will take a country wide effort to overcome racism.
I am biracial myself and I would like nothing better than to see racism abolished. I don’t think making racial slurs illegal will be us there specifically but I think you are on the right track. I agree that racism can have an effect on jobs, starvation and suicide. I don’t recall ever having racial slurs directed at me, but I have lived with someone who was racist and who has said very profound racial slurs directed a other people. It is not a good position to be in when the person thinks its okay to say racial slurs in front of you and you belong to the group they are making the comments towards. Many people think they cant be racist because they are friends with someone of a different color but some people don’t understand that is totally false. Lets do what we can as individuals to put an end to racism and correct others. Thanks again for writing.
I am very happy about you letter, “American Leaders You Attention Please,” because I am in agreement with what you have wrote. To stand for racism is to something I believe in very much because, I, as a person of color have experienced lots of racism in my life. I am happy to see someone spend time on writing about something I am passionate on. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is, “Personally, I’ve never experienced racial slurs being said to me, but just because it has never happened to me, doesn’t mean it doesn’t happen to other kids my age.” I think this is very kind of you to write about something that doesn’t affect you personally but has affected the people around you. THis shows that you are someone that really cares about your community. Another sentence that I read was: “The future I wish for America to have one day is where racism has completely disappeared.” This stood out to me because I myself really do wish this for our future too and the generation after us. I do agree with you that without racism the world would be a better place. One reason I say this is because this a dream of mines too. and I wish that we can do better than this and be better. Another reason I agree with you is because this has affected to many people and because of racism, many people have died. THat is why I feel very strongly about stopping racism. That for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because I know that it will be something that will help the world. I wonder if you will talk about disagreeing with Donald Trump and what he is trying to do.
Dear Olga :
I am happy with your letter, “Beautiful America,” because I agree with your issue that you want the leaders of America to prioritize on. I believe inequality is a big problem because it is very unfair to the people that have low income.
One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “And white nationalists don’t feel what others…[Read more]
This is a youth-powered social network that was started in 2003 by a group of teachers from local sites of the National Writing Project.
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.
If being part of such a community makes sense to you, we invite you to join us. We welcome all youth and any teacher interested in having students publish online and participate in the give and take of a social network like Youth Voices.