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  • Hi Emily,
    I was interested in your essay, because I have believed for a long time that people need to get more sleep. Sleep is important for people of all ages but especially kids. One thing that you said that stuck out to me was ” if students develop good sleep habits it will lead to a long lasting healthier life”. I agree I think that healthy…Read More

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    In the book Proud, Ibtihaj Muhammad describes the discrimination she faced because she was a woman, because she was African American, and because she was Muslim. Still, she continued to achieve success through

    Sports Inequality

    In the book Proud, Ibtihaj Muhammad describes the discrimination she faced because she was a woman, because she was African American, and because she was Muslim. Still, she continued to achieve success through determination, confidence, and strength. Throughout American...

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    • Dear Sofie

      I am impressed by your post, “Sports Inequality”, because it is amazing how Ibtihaj Muhammad has brought attention to the ongoing inequality in sports and athletics. I think it’s shocking that women still face gender, racial and religious discrimination in sports.

      One sentence you wrote that stands out to me is: “Ms. Muhammad has set an example that says no matter what gender you are or what religion you choose to follow you can achieve anything you set your mind to.” This is dope because she is using herself as an example to inspire all the young women who have aspiring dreams in sports.

      Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what your write next, because I like how you chose to highlight the issues of woman inequality such as pay. I would like you to continue talking about woman inequality.

      Joseph

    • Dear Sophie :

      I am glad about your post “Sports Inequality,” because this brings up the discrimination women have faced and women are still facing to this day. Ibtihaj Muhammad is a woman with a lot of determination and confidence. Even though she wasn’t seen as an equal to her peers or to her trainer, she still decided to strive. I would say, in a way, she was an influential woman in sports due to the fact that even when they neglected her as a student she still succeeded.

      One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “In the Women’s National Basketball Association (W.N.B.A) the players often receive one-eighth of what NBA players are paid.”  I think this is something very important to bring up because, in history, women were always seen as less than men. They were always seen as caregivers and stay-at-home wives. They were always told what they can wear or what they can speak, and knowing that women are speaking up, were apparently “asking for too much.” The fact that even the government still pays women less than men even though they play the same sports is very upsetting and it’s seen in a really wrong way. Women are capable of doing the same things men can and we have even proved it. In WWII, women were running the factories and they were the ones that hustled to make the airplanes and ammo for those who were at war. 

      Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because I really like seeing people rise up and talk about the issues that are happening around the world. 

      Susana Vaca Segura

  • Mitchell, It stood out to me when you said that hard work is at the heart of all other values. I never thought of it like that, but I agree that we as Americans had to work hard to gain all the freedoms that we enjoy today. I also was inspired by how you made a connection to your grandfather and his hard work. I have great role models of hard…Read More

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    American values most important to the continued development of our culture are Social Equality and Equal Opportunity to obtain basic human needs. The United States has historically been called the melting pot of

    Are our American Values lost?

    American values most important to the continued development of our culture are Social Equality and Equal Opportunity to obtain basic human needs. The United States has historically been called the melting pot of the world. People of numerous different...

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    I agree that hard works pays off. My parents are both very hard workers. My Dad has two jobs and my Mom takes care of my three siblings and I as well as her elderly parents. They have set good examples for me to follow. Whenever I worry that all my work is for nothing I think about what my parents have told me; that no matter how long it takes…Read More

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