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  • Hi Alvaro, I was very intrigued with your article and the coverage you put on social media today. I agree a lot with what you are saying. I thought it was interesting to put the aspect of not using social media as much until a teen has a grasp on themselves and their mental health. I feel as if that reflects the notion of learning to love yourself…Read More

  • I think choosing this topic was very smart and interesting. As a student who does online school for half the time I do agree with the disadvantages of online learning because I experience them myself. I thought the part where you specifically talked about Gen Z was interesting Emily. I think another factor that adds into your side of disadvantages…Read More

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    BLM and the Representation of Kneeling During the National Anthem

    The action of kneeling during the national anthem began back in 2016 when Colin Kaepernick refused to stand during the star spangled banner in order to protest racial injustice and police brutality. “I am not looking for approval. I...

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    • Dear Liliana :
      I am proud of your post, “BLM and the Representation of Kneeling During the National Anthem,” because it shows unity to stop all the racial injustice in America. Now athletes and other big names are helping with the cause and showing that enough is enough.
      One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “<2016 when Colin Kaepernick refused to stand during the star-spangled banner in order to protest racial injustice and police brutality. “I am not looking for approval. I have to stand up for people that are oppressed.” I think this is amazing because he's sacrificing his job to stand up for the oppressed people of America.
      Another sentence that I felt strongly about was: “He was later fired because of choosing to exercise his rights. Following this on October 2nd, 2016 the NFL decided to impose fines on players who kneeled. This put the issue of racial injustice behind closed doors and silenced the players more from expressing their rights.” This stood out for me because they are silencing athletes just because they're pointing out the wrongs in America.
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      I thought you might be interested in this because of this post. It's about standing up for racial injustice.
      Thanks for your post. I look forward to seeing what you write next because this spreads the importance of BLM. This shows how strong we people of color are.

    • Dear Liliana
      I like this topic a lot and how you explained things were great. Yes this BLM movement was here back in 2016 and shut down not until 2020 with Gorge Floyd. In this situation, with Gorge Floyd, I liked about because you said that he was killed on the street by police and that’s when America opened their eyes and started to spread awareness around the whole world. I also like how you mention that sports were in this movement such as the NBA. The NBA started by kneeling before a game to show that this is very important and also by putting words love, equality, etc on the back of their jerseys. I like how you mentioned that this was a global thing not just America like Europe was also participating in the BLM movement. I really enjoyed reading this topic great job.

    • Dear Liliana,
      I appreciate your coverage of the history of the reason people kneel during the National Anthem. I wonder what you are thinking now with all the political unrest here in the United States at the capital this last week? It seems strange that as a country we threw a fit about kneeling, and we had over 1000 people storm the capital this past week. I wonder if people will look to kneeling differently now?
      I would love to hear your thoughts!
      Sincerely,
      Dr. Ilko

    • Dear Liliana,
      I appreciate the factual evidence you use to support your claim of America being a country of racial injustice. I like that you mentioned that people are protesting in so many ways to make a change. Like how athletes are refusing to stand for the national anthems before their games. This shows America that change needs to be made. I look forward to your next post because I enjoy reading your passion through the words you write. Thank you.
      Kayla Castillo

    • I really liked this article! As someone who was on a team who decided to kneel for the national anthem, this was a very interesting article to read. It is important that we don’t forget why we are kneeling in the first place so we can educate people who do not know.

    • This is a really important topic. I think the intro with Colin Kaepernick is really important to bring into light because how we sort of forgot about it in a way. I think mentioning high school sports and college sports would also be interesting.

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