When we are young we don’t tend to censor what we say to others. Our opinions flow out of our mouths like waterfalls and we can’t control it. People always say that kids can be so mean, but I think it’s just
As Americans we shouldn’t judge people based on their race. Everyone has so much to offer but as a society we can’t see that if we are too busy focusing on what everyone looks like. We can come through eve
I really enjoyed reading this. Your idea is great and so are your arguments. My favorite part of this essay is when you said, “diversity isn’t just having a lot of different people in one place but also having these different people interact with one another.” This is a wonderful statement and I completely agree with you. I also like that you question how everyone in America can be free if there are still people being segregated or discriminated against. You may be interested in reading this article https://www.cbsnews.com/news/what-americans-get-wrong-about-race-in-the-us/ titled “What Americans get wrong about race in the U.S.” I am excited to read more from you.
Kelsey I would have to say that I overall agree with your post strongly that people should not be judged in any way and situation just because of their race. When reading your post I really enjoyed that you put a lot of input on how you saw things and then included opinions from other sources as well and made a connection. This was very well written and I enjoyed to read it as well. I also found this source that I think might help with your research as well and also displays visuals too. Great job! https://www.encyclopedia.com/history/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/racial-equality
America’s values have changed throughout history and they are still changing. We tend to focus on ourselves more than on others or on society as a whole. In my opinion we should be focused on how we have freedom
Kelsey, I totally agree! The American Dream is to be successful, have a big house and have a good family. But shouldn’t we be proud that we are living in America? We have freedoms that others not living in America could only dream of.
I definitely agree with your argument, and I especially liked your first paragraph. When you said, “We tend to focus on ourselves more than on others or on society as a whole”, you made an extremely valid point. Often times in America, we find that when dealing with important issues we put ourselves in the other person’s shoes, but base our opinion on how it affects us, not others. Also, I liked how you asked questions instead of making statements in your third paragraph, which made your ending really strong.
I agree with you Kelsey, especially about the part about moving up in society some people just have it easier because of their background so really not everyone is truly getting that fair option. some people just have to work harder than others. We should feel lucky to have the freedom and independence to d what we need to do in this society.
I love what you talked about in this. I definetly agree with our American ideals shifting from freedom to money and more physical things. You used very accurate sources to back yourself up and you knew exactly what you were talking about. We need to start showing our pride and independence. I love how strong this is.
This argument is extremely well-worded. I love the many different approaches to what it means to be American that you cover in this post. Your quote “we have so much freedom in America but we don’t give everyone the same opportunities just because we don’t all look the same” is very true. People are treated unfairly based on religion, race, and gender, something that is against American ideals of equality and freedom. We often praise our country for being a hub of liberty, but discrimination is still prevalent and needs to be addressed. I love that you end your paragraph with questions to keep the reader thinking. Awesome work!
I agree with you that we should be focusing on bigger things like our freedom and independence more than what house we live in or what we wear. I thought your argument was well worded and I enjoyed reading your post.
I really enjoyed your publication! I thought it was very well thought out and the topic is very interesting. It’s something that is present in all of our lives, but sometimes we got too caught up in our materialistic culture to recognize the community values we have lost. I think your last paragraph is especially strong in how you point out how hard some people work to get nothing in return because of race, gender, sex ethnicity and so much more. I look forward to reading what you write next!
I agree with your staement about how in this day and age we are turning from moral obigations to materialistic things. Your article really drew my attrntion to this imminent problem. Here is an article I found about business and its functions in the changing world. https://hbr.org/1974/03/business-and-the-changing-society
I really enjoyed reading your post. I especially liked the question at the end: “Why do we continue to take our freedom and independence for granted?” I liked it because it’s true. Many young Americans today want change, but don’t make the effort to make it therefore taking our freedom and independence for granted. For us to fully exercise are rights, we need to go out and vote and push for change we want to see in our country.
I definitely agree with your argument about changing values. It is very relevant to our lives today. It is haunting to think about the shift in priorities that its happening in our country right now. It saddens me to think about the the materialism that is plaguing our world. I also think it would be very beneficial to reconsider the things we value and refocus our lives on the things that will bring peace and happiness to the world. Here is a link to an article that discusses the effects that materialism has on our lives. I hope you enjoy. Great job!
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