Maybe there is another way. I don’t have the answer just yet I’m afraid. All I can say is that we should make these things known and we should make sure they know that it is NOT okay. It’s like going in public naked-not normal right? Well that’s how I feel we should make racism. Yes, we will not be able to make it nonexistent because it is rooted…[Read more]
I like the idea of people wearing a safety pin to feel safer in these conditions were faced with. Something so small carries the weight of hundreds of people. It’s quite funny actually but I love the idea of it
Maybe there is another way. I don’t have the answer just yet I’m afraid. All I can say is that we should make these things known and we should make sure they know that it is NOT okay. It’s like going in public naked-not normal right? Well that’s how I feel we should make racism. Yes, we will not be able to make it nonexistent because it is rooted in people’s minds, but if we can come together and take baby steps then I’m sure we can obtain some sort of balance/peace with this whole situation.
I find it very funny how many Americans complain about immigrants stealing jobs and opportunities from us when we do that exact same thing to other countries. Many young Americans attend schools in different
I didn’t know that there were feminists who thought this way, very surprising. Some of the accusations that they’ve stated is ridiculous of course but I’m sure that there are a lot of feminists who don’t whole heartily agree with some of these statements that’ve been made by some. A question that I’ve been wondering is, should women still be…[Read more]
Honestly it’s deeper than just the killing. They pick on us because they feel that they can. They beat on us for the smallest things. I saw a video of a man who was just sitting in his car and a cop pulled him out the car and beat on him. They do this to us because it makes them feel empowered. I don’t know if things will change anytime soon but I…[Read more]
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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.
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