Dear Dr. Phillip Williamson, My team and I are choosing to write to you because in your article “Climeworks Capturing CO2 , from Air” you’re taking the Carbon Dioxide out the air and filtering it to CO2 gas an
Dr. Williamson knows about climate change. There is no need to explain what it is and it’s repercussions to him. If I were him, I would be wondering who exactly is part of your team and how you guys are actively working to reduce the severity of climate change. Sure, you may be making posters and presenting to middle schoolers, but what are you going to present and how. He also knows what his own writing is so there is no need to summarize it. Cut to the chase and explain why you are writing to him. Is it for funding to buy supplies or is it to have support from a scientist? If nothing else, I would suggest proof reading because there are a lot of errors that can be easily fixed.
One line that stood out to me is the line that said ” I will rise up for the boy who wants to be a girl. I think this line shows a lot of bravery because coming out as being gay is extremly inflexible just because some people are ashamed or, they’re scared that someone is going to judge them. To be a voice for someone who is not strong enough o…[Read more]
I love that you think my argument for keeping gentrification out of Oakland is very compelling because i’m only in the 9th grade and to get such a delicate eye to read and even notice my blog/work is very beholden. So I thank you for taking your time out and reading and commenting on my blog and to answer your question of what other…[Read more]
Hey Calvin, Thank you so much for reading my blog. The part of your comment that stood out to me was when you said that u agree with my point about the single parents because I truly believe that this is a big deal for the Oakland community. To answer your question about the New community members are increasing the stereotypes on the original…[Read more]
This is Kanika one sentence that you wrote that stood out with me was when you stated “This proves that people who work for deportation are racially making assumptions about people of color and making them feel like criminals for trying to have a better life.” I totally agree because a high population of people in the U.S say tha…[Read more]
Why does gentrification make residents of Oakland think something is “too perfect to be true”? Building people’s hopes just to tear them back down, Gentrification is a trap to lead and trick original resid
Hey Kanika, I really like the topic you chose to talk about. I agree with a lot of the points you made, especially the one that mentions that a lot of single parent households can’t really afford to take care of their kids and pay off rent at the same time. One question that I have is what do you mean by “New community members are increasing the stereotypes on the original Oakland residents? Anyhow, good job on your blog! 🙂
Hey Calvin, Thank you so much for reading my blog. The part of your comment that stood out to me was when you said that u agree with my point about the single parents because I truly believe that this is a big deal for the Oakland community. To answer your question about the New community members are increasing the stereotypes on the original Oakland residents it means that the white population is increasing in Oakland and the black Population is decreasing and there making more stereotype on the black community. I look forward to hearing back from you!
I love that you think my argument for keeping gentrification out of Oakland is very compelling because i’m only in the 9th grade and to get such a delicate eye to read and even notice my blog/work is very beholden. So I thank you for taking your time out and reading and commenting on my blog and to answer your question of what other affect does gentrification have on community is that the community may feel that their not worth nothing like feel like they have no value.
I found your blog to be compelling! I think you made some strong arguments as to why gentrification is a “slap in the face” to Oakland residents. I also live in the Bay Area and agree that rent is extremely high making it hard to live here as it is. Gentrification only increases rent prices and as you said, puts more people on the street. I also think stereotypes are overlooked and it needs to stop in order to find the real root of the problem.
I like how you chosen to write a poem about Oakland because most people wrote their poems about love and your’s stand out and because you’re talking about things that person of color in Oakland can relate to. Also I loved how you choose a flag as your picture of your poem because I feel that it represent how America is supposed to be…[Read more]
This is my poem about what I see as I grow up in Oakland California. This poem relates to Romeo And Juliet by how two side are in war with each other and what the bigger picture is about what’s going on. I also
Dear Kanika, I really like the topic of your poem. It’s really prominent in this area. It’s clear from your poem that violence can cause a lot of destruction and sadness. You did a good job connecting Romeo and Juliet to things that are happening right now! Where else do you think you can apply that to? When you talked about losing someone to a gun it was really sad. I appreciate you for writing about that problem.
I like how you showed that stereotypes won't hold you back and how you showed a picture of the bible because I think that very empowering that your not afraid or ashamed to show that you believe in GOD.
My shadow box shows my dominant and counter narratives. On the outside of my shadow box the pictures represents some dominant narratives that other individual have on me. The outside show pictures of white woman
Hey Kanika. I’m impressed by your shadowbox. One part that stood out to me was when you were talking about the stereotypes about yourself. I agree with you a lot because those stereotypes are not true and they put down a lot of people. One piece of feedback I have for you is to spellcheck and re – read your work, but other than that your writing is amazing. Thank you for showing everyone your shadow box !
Hi Kanika, I really like your shadow box. One part of your art piece that stands out to me is the doll you decided to include. I think society is focused more on women and the stereotypes and dominant narratives they have set on us. The fact that you chose to include a doll in your shadowbox is a smart way to show your assigned sex and being a sister. I look forward to seeing your next post in the process of showing who you are.
One sentence that stands out to me is when you said “When people look at me, they see a short and weak girl who can’t play sports and can’t do much because she is not strong enough, but this is a dominant narrative”. This sentence stands out to me because Adolescents use to think that just because I was a girl I couldn’t play basketb…[Read more]
I liked your box because you represented the stereotypes that society puts on you. Also another thing that I liked was that you put all the things you like and the things you are for example you put “caution whiz kid at work” I thought that was pretty cool.
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