What is America, it is a country and a home to many but the bigger question is what does it mean to be American? To me being American means that everyone is free and equal in the sense of not being treated like
This is a very cool article and I like it a lot. This is a very prevalent issue that is facing our country today. We do have to make a change in the way that we treat people that are different from us in our country today. This brings a lot of ideas to mind about how we can do so.
This indeed is an important issue that needs to be addressed. The United States prides itself on diversity as well as equality. However, true equality is not being properly attained by everybody. The unfair treatment of minorities is unacceptable; it goes against our nation’s most prized quality of freedom and equality. Your post brought about some good points that put a new perspective on this issue.
Nice post. This is a persisting issue with no clear solution, but you make strong points. It will always be difficult to understand what someone else really goes through, but many Americans are unknowingly in similar situations to their fellow citizens. This is a country that was founded on the binding of cultures under a common roof, but we often fall away from that today. For the country to remain together and intact our people must continue to accept and embrace people different from themselves.
Nyleeah, your article points out a frustrating issue affecting our society today. I believe that this issue will continue to reside within the American society for many more generations to come, but I also believe that the younger generations are becoming more tolerant and open to others, and I am hoping that this attitude will only continue to create a more equal home for all. The issue of race is far worse in American than in almost any other first world country, and it is attributed to the evolution of our perception of the roles of race in our society.
13th was a fantastic documentary depicting the change in attitudes towards African Americans, and I think you will find it interesting, if you have not seen it already. https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2016/10/ava-duvernay-13th-netflix/503075/
Hello Nick, after reading your post I got a sense of how open minded you are. You pointed out many reason as to how and why America is such a great place and why Americans should be happy to be here. While your points were convincing, they didn’t give the whole truth in my opinion. You stated how “America is beautiful because everyone is ent…[Read more]
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