One of the issues Born Bright is about is the problem of poverty in America. The author, C. Nicole Mason, tells the story on what her childhood was like growing up with just barely the necessities. Through many
Thank you for writing about the issue of poverty in the United States. It is so frequently assumed by the middle and upper class of the US that there is no big problem with impoverished citizens; this is blatantly false. One of the statistics you mentioned about the minimum wage not being enough for a small apartment was startling and upsetting. Your resources that you pulled from appear to be legitimate. I appreciate your piece on poverty mainly because of its unbiased and statistical foundation.
I am happy with your post, “Poverty in America Today,” because it is very informative. I like it because it relates to my topic. The facts will help me with my blog.
One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “The child poverty rate is still a problem as well, as “about one in five children lack consistent access to sufficient and healthy food”. I think this is sad because children aren’t able to have necessities they need to grow. This is unacceptable and is a huge problem.
Another sentence that I liked was: “Although the percentage has doubled, America has established many programs to try to help the issue of poverty.” This stood out for me because it shows that there are efforts being made to help the less fortunate. This a good thing.
Your post reminds me of something that happened to me. One time I was reading a story about someone going through poverty. They struggled to meet ends meet too. They were forced into an unhealthy lifestyle.
Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because there are a lot of facts. It will help me with my blog.
I like how you emphasized that hard work and dedication is part of being an American. I think it’s interesting that America is like a salad bowl, because we are all different from the choices we make.
I agree that diversity is what makes America unique, and that people are free to disagree. I think it’s great that people are standing up for what they believe in, but why do you think more people have been using their voices now then a few years ago? Overall, I really liked your point of how freedom is part of American belief.
Many Americans believe that America is a place of freedom and equality, no matter what background a person comes from. The culture and foods have been adapted from other countries to create a distinct culture of
I thought it was good how you used foods from different countries as a value for American since its not something we would normally think of as a value. But, if you think about it we value trying different foods and being unique.
Michelle, I really enjoyed reading your article, I feel like you took a new path with this assignment. Your usage of sources really helped build your argument, especially being that they represented a view that differs from most I have seen on the subject. You also established the United States as a complicated place which as all things do has flaws that go hand in hand with their strengths, this helped your argument by reducing the readers thoughts on your biases.
It’s crazy to think that water bottles can cause so much harm to the environment. I never thought about how just one person could help the environment. I liked your point, but maybe you could provide a little more information on the options if we ban plastic bottles?
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