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  • Juan commented on the post, Sideshows

    Dear Josue,
    I think your post was good because sideshows are a part of Oakland in a way that the community enjoys them and spend a good time watching, they have fun and that’s part of the culture now. A line that stood out to me was “Sideshows build a community by congregating everyone together from different places. Also it can show how Oakland…Read More

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    It is clear that Oakland residents need to know more about the history of their land which includes the Ohlone, the Peraltas, and how it became Oakland. To begin, this is a quote given by Jose who was a

    History of Oakland

    It is clear that Oakland residents need to know more about the history of their land which includes the Ohlone, the Peraltas, and how it became Oakland. To begin, this is a quote given by Jose who was a...

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    • Hello Juan,
      I am a student from SJSU.
      I feel that your post has a lot of research about the history of Oakland. As someone who has a sister going to school there in Berkeley it connected with me.
      When you say that “Oakland residents need to know more about the history of their own land” I wondered about the basis for your argument. How do you know that Oakland residents do not know about this history?
      I find it interesting you did not mention how Oakland got its name. Oakland was derived from the oak trees it has. Splendid isn’t it? A land of oak. This one who chose this name was Horace W. Carpenter, an owner of a ferry service that brought him there to Oakland in the first place.
      Thank you so much for the time you spent writing this piece.
      I enjoyed it.

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    By: Juan Gil

    When people look at me they see my assigned identity which is being light-skinned and sometimes they think I am White. But my chosen identity is Latino, a Mexican. I have chosen to include the

    Erasure

    By: Juan Gil When people look at me they see my assigned identity which is being light-skinned and sometimes they think I am White. But my chosen identity is Latino, a Mexican. I have chosen to include the Mexico flag...

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    • I’m a student at San Jose State University

      I found it interesting that you included how many people think you’re white due to your skin color. I really liked how you included that you’re proud to be Latino, Mexican, and I like how you included the different objects that help represent you.

    • Hey Juan! I am a student at San Jose State University! I really connected to your shadow box because a lot of people do not think I am Mexican because I am light-skinned. What I found interesting was the wall that you included that represents a struggle. I enjoyed all of the Mexican objects that you displayed in your box.

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