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We Were Created Equal

To begin, the novel Divergent connects to 2017 because in the book people in Dauntless are trying to be controlled by Erudite and Abnegation to overthrow them. Christina explains, “Absorbed into dauntless army. I know what that means – she wants to control them, too, She wants everyone to be pliable and easy to control” (430). This quote proves the […]

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Oakland: Police Relations

¨Latest census figures show black people make up the biggest single ethnic group in Oakland at 27.3%, with white people at 25.9% and Hispanics at 25.4%¨ (Paul Harris).  If the number of black, white, and latino individuals in Oakland are the same then why is there a disproportionate amount of police violence towards people of color? People of color are […]

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We Were Created Equal

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