• Forgot to mention, please follow our instagram @prisonequality 🙂 !!!

  • Dear Crystal,
    We are so thrilled you took your time to read our proposal, and we are so thrilled that you agree there is a problem. There of course should be a change because it’s not fair about how much prisons, the court systems, and the justice system have unfair processes. For example, why are there black and brown people in prison more t…[Read more]

  • Dear Erica H,
    We’re really happy you decided to read our proposal for a change in prisons. So for your question, “Would you like judges to enforce laws or regulations around the management of prisons and the care of prisoners? “ , we do in fact want an enforced law and regulations for prisoners care. In the law we are thinking about a perso…[Read more]

  • Dear Superior Court of California-County of Alameda,

    We are choosing to write to you because you are our county and what you do in your prisons affect us. As a court, you do not listen to us and itś not fair.

    • My name is Crystal and I am a student at Fremont High School here in Oakland. I just read your project blog post and I have some feedback.
      One thing I liked about what you wrote was you guys are talking about the prison and how it makes us look bad. You guys want to help out which is good and i liked that you were specific on the problem and everything. The thing you guys talk about is true and i agree there should be a change.

      • Dear Crystal,
        We are so thrilled you took your time to read our proposal, and we are so thrilled that you agree there is a problem. There of course should be a change because it’s not fair about how much prisons, the court systems, and the justice system have unfair processes. For example, why are there black and brown people in prison more than white people? We want to stand up for prisoners who don’t deserve to be treated as they are treated because they are still humans (which we born with rights). Anyway thanks for reading our proposal and check out our instagram please! @prisonequality !

    • Dear Erica H,
      We’re really happy you decided to read our proposal for a change in prisons. So for your question, “Would you like judges to enforce laws or regulations around the management of prisons and the care of prisoners? “ , we do in fact want an enforced law and regulations for prisoners care. In the law we are thinking about a person coming to a prison and inspecting it, meaning the prisoners get a chance to talk to someone if they’re being unfairly treated and then an investigation would occur. You know how there is jury duty where a person sits in the court and helps make a decision, well we want the same “duty” to happen for these prison checks. The other question you had was, “ what you would like people to do once you have rallied them to your cause? What comes after that to enact lasting change? “ , After we have people rallied to our cause we want to make a point that a majority of people want what we want as well. It isn’t for sure that, let’s say a court, would listen to us but as said we’ll have a bunch of people ready to fight on with us. To enact lasting change, that’s where our law comes in because it would be staying trust me, or any abuse we’d recieve from officials (like un black lives matter marches). We’d make a longing impact because of how far we’d succeed. Lastly, on some of your confusion we want the court system to just make a change. This does mean wrongly convicting people, being biased, digging deep in a case earlier on, have engaged judges, and to listen to every which way of a story before choosing. Thank you for reading our proposal and I hope you read more of my work and Joana and Kimberly’s work as well.
      Sincerely,
      Kamyiah

    • Forgot to mention, please follow our instagram @prisonequality 🙂 !!!

    • My name is Briana and I really enjoyed reading your article I liked how you used a lot of detail and also how you expressed emotion.

  • Dear Leslie,
    Thank you for reading my work and for the nice comments. I made sure to have detail so my argument could be defended so thank you for noticing. Also I am happy you like that I included the bioethics because I almost didn’t so thanks :). And omg important piece of writing? You’re great. Here’s a question for you, Do you think ethics…[Read more]

  • Dear Ying,
    Thank you so much for commenting on my post. I am really happy you took your time to read it. For the sentence that stood out to you, I’m happy you took notice to it because it was one of the claims of my argument. It’s an important sentence. Also I am really happy you agree with my overall argument. But my question for you is, What’s…[Read more]

  • Dear Beto,
    While Reading your work I had an interested feeling. Your work keeps me on because of the good facts and opinions you’re giving us readers. You have cool writing. One sentence that stood out to me was, “Not only should the men and their families get compensated but also free health insurance because the men were used as guinea pigs, t…[Read more]

  • Dear Eli,
    I am filled with joy to get to read your writing. It is amazing and I really love the points you’re trying to make. You show a lot of strength in your writing and I like that. One quote that stood out to me was, “ This quote illustrates one of the main reasons why I believe human testing is not justice. All these deadly experiments are…[Read more]

  • Kamyiah commented on the post, Nazi Experimentation 11 months ago

    Dear Ying,
    Reading your work, I was overcome with sadness. The Nazi experiments are a hard and saddening topic but it’s pleasing to know that you went into it. I love this topic to be honest. One sentence that you wrote that stood out to me was, “She after got into a hospital and was examined that her uterus has become a 4 year old child and tha…[Read more]

  • Is it ethical to use data from Nazi experiments or data from victims of experiments in general?

     

    “We slow the progress of science today for all sorts of ethical reasons. Biomedicine could advance much faster if

    • Dear Kami,

      I was amazed by your blog! I love how you gave a short and detailed summary of each principle of bio ethnics. I also really liked how you started off your blog with a quote in the beginning and really engaging with your audience. Also I really liked how you not just included Nazi experiment research but also about Tuskegee, really good connections. I also agree with you that the Nazi experiments were unethical and cruel because they basically tortured people. I look forward on what you write next!

      Sincerely,
      Jennifer

    • Dear kami,

      Your post was very detailed and talked about alot of important topics in our history which was so cool how you incorporated all of that. I also liked how you includes the principles of bioethics that was super helpful to better understand the aspect of ethics revolving around ethics. You gave me a leds while reading this and a clear view of what is meant to be stated in this important piece of writing! Can’t wait to see what you write next.

      -Leslie

      • Dear Leslie,
        Thank you for reading my work and for the nice comments. I made sure to have detail so my argument could be defended so thank you for noticing. Also I am happy you like that I included the bioethics because I almost didn’t so thanks :). And omg important piece of writing? You’re great. Here’s a question for you, Do you think ethics should be entwined with science?

    • Dear Kami,
      I am shocked about what you wrote about because many victims was apart of the experiment that the Nazi did. And it’s very sad that the had to go through all that pain because it must have been really painful and brutal. One sentence you wrote that stands out to me was “Of course there is a possibility that from those experiments there is great data possible to find cures from diseases but the fact is, it could’ve been taken forcefully. In Nazi experimentation, many people died from those experiments for the sake of data.” This that you wrote stood out to me because the data can be useful because it can be used as data that help cure diseases but at the same time many people die from those experiments for the sake of data. Thank you for writing. I look forward to seeing what you write, next because your writing is very interesting and detail about what your opinion.

      • Dear Ying,
        Thank you so much for commenting on my post. I am really happy you took your time to read it. For the sentence that stood out to you, I’m happy you took notice to it because it was one of the claims of my argument. It’s an important sentence. Also I am really happy you agree with my overall argument. But my question for you is, What’s your opinion on all human experimentation? Anyway thank you and please keep reading my work!

  • Dear Alex,
    Your work makes me happy. I’m really happy that someone decided to do a blog post on the violence in Oakland. I feel like the violence in Oakland should definitely be highlighted, because the violence is so important and can be many different types of violence. Your work actually reminded me of my own work because I did my blog on P…[Read more]

  • Dear Guadalupe,
    Your work fills me with pride. I don’t know you so I know this seems pretty bold to claim, but it’s nice to know that your identity is so shaped up by your name. Your work seemed like you were opening up, and if you weren’t, I still felt that feeling. Your work reminded me of myself. Technically the opposite of myself, but i felt…[Read more]

  • Kamyiah commented on the post, 8 Letters 11 months, 4 weeks ago

    Dear Gaby/Cristina,
    I am filled with shock by your work. It was so powerful and just so moving. It made me question so many things as well. Your work left me thinking and that shows how much of an affect it leaves honestly. One sentence that you wrote that stood out to me was, “It does not define me, The name is fine but it isn’t who I seek to…[Read more]

  • Dear Jovana,
    I feel really honored to read your work, “Reflection on My name”. It filled me with so much happiness because how thoughtful it seemed. Your work reminded me of a poem so for that I saw so much creativity. One sentence you wrote that stood out to me was, “These names defining who I am now and who I will become in the futur…[Read more]

  • Dear Alison,
    Thank you for reading my post on police brutality. I also love that you agree that it’s an important topic and I obviously agree. I’m happy you like the sentence that stood out to you because I felt that the sentence was one of the main points in my post and I’m glad you noticed it. Yet, as a question, how else do you feel Oakland…[Read more]

  • Dear Guadalupe,
    Thank you for commenting on my blog. It means a lot to me that we both agree on this dealing with police brutality. Also, with the interviews I was really happy to also record them because they were very inspiring and fills a person with so much knowledge and different ideas on the matter. By the way I feel very flattered that…[Read more]

  • Kamyiah commented on the post, Billionaire Movement 1 year ago

    Dear Daniel,
    I am shocked by your post “Billionaire Movement” because of all of the points it gets across. You talk about the ways it impacts kids and their underage smoking, yet how it’s beneficial to the old people and licensed people who need marijuana. Your post is confusing but then has lots of knowledge. One sentence that you wrote that…[Read more]

  • It’s Not Just Getting Beaten Up

    Effects of Police Brutality

    By: Kamyiah Oliver

    In Oakland, California, why do our protectors abuse us for no reason? Police brutality is a controversial topic. Everyone here, a

    • Dear Kamyiah:
      I am surprised by your blog. I like that you include evidence from people that have seen or lived Police Brutality because this is true evidence that Police Brutality is happening here in Oakland. One sentence that you wrote that stands out to me is the sentence of your interview because it is true that people think that Police Brutality is based on race. I agree that is not about that. It is because Police officers feel like they have power over everyone and that they can correct anyone they want. I like the examples that you bring up in your introduction paragraph because they are true examples and they show evidence. Your post reminds me of me watching the news that said that police brutality had happened somewhere is the US. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next.
      Guadalupe

      • Dear Guadalupe,
        Thank you for commenting on my blog. It means a lot to me that we both agree on this dealing with police brutality. Also, with the interviews I was really happy to also record them because they were very inspiring and fills a person with so much knowledge and different ideas on the matter. By the way I feel very flattered that you’d compare my writing to the news because their stories are so amazing to read. Again thank you for reading my work and I hope you read more of my work in the future and add comments.

    • Alison replied 1 year ago

      Dear Kamyiah,

      I am delightly moved by your post on police brutality in Oakland. It’s such an important topic and i’m glad you shared your voice and decided to put out there experiences with police brutality. A sentence that you wrote that stood out to me was “ In Oakland, Police officers hurt Oakland residents physically and emotionally. Of course, when dealing with police brutality one is bound to have some scars, whether it be on your body or your heart”. This stood out to me because you’re totally right, these people are all getting hurt. Thank you for your writing, I’m so glad you decided to share and publish this. I am looking forward to seeing what you write next.

      • Dear Alison,
        Thank you for reading my post on police brutality. I also love that you agree that it’s an important topic and I obviously agree. I’m happy you like the sentence that stood out to you because I felt that the sentence was one of the main points in my post and I’m glad you noticed it. Yet, as a question, how else do you feel Oakland people are getting hurt from police brutality? I’d really like to know :). Again thank you for reading my post and I appreciate your comments. Please read more of my work in the future and add more comments.

    • Dear Kamiyah,
      My name is Sharai Ward and I agree with your argument in your article. I am also against police brutality for my own personal reasons. What stood out the most in your article is when you said “Also, it just causes more distrust and it’s actually supporting the gentrification process by continually pushing out Native Oakland folks or Black and Brown people…” I agree with this statement because it seems that most lower class people are African American with bad houses and surroundings. If you agree with my statement please feel free to comment back your opinion.

  • Poem:

     

    A flower

    There’s a flower, one that’s sweet, strong, and pure

    Yet, this flower has something that can’t be cured

    Everyday this flower has to fight with this enemy

    Which chips off so many things

  • Kamyiah commented on the post, I Am Who I Am 1 year, 3 months ago

    Dear Ying,
    I am happy with your essay/statement “I am Who I am” because it was amazing. While reading your artist statement I felt a little excited and of course happy as you know about the information you shared and how big your statement was. One line that stands out to me was,” I wanna show my parents that I’m able to be on an indepen…[Read more]

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