• Hi Sara, my Grandpa served in Vietnam so I feel that both of our grandpas could relate to not being appreciated by their country. Your essay was well communicated and I think you should do audio essays more. I agree with Nick, your conclusion was great and I think many people will appreciate your post.

  • Shaquala,
    Your statement on how in history, we only learn about the oppression of the black community is totally true. We never learn about the successes of black people. I also never knew Weeksville was a thing, and it’s crazy that that isn’t taught because it seems pretty relevant.
    Your essay was very informative and effectively introduces your…[Read more]

  • Hui,
    I enjoyed reading this essay. I think it covers three very prominent issues of today, police brutality, equal rights, and school violence. All three things I believe in reform very strongly. When you said “African Americans still weren’t included in what it meant to be American. It also stated, “No public meetings of negroes shall be all…[Read more]

  • Thank you Heather, I do agree I am still working on improving my in-text citations; that will be one of the edits I make. I definitely recommend the book. The movie is also coming out soon so if you don’t read the book you should see it in theaters.

  • Hi Quenshawn, that stat is just how likely police officers are to not be convicted of a crime, not how much they get away with injuring or killing somebody. It could have been the way I phrased it that could have caused a misunderstanding.

  • Ethan,
    I feel that the belief that you don’t see skin color is a bit damaging ideology because it erases the racist discrimination and hardships people of color have gone through. It is also basically saying that you just don’t view people as their stereotype. Its also a bit inaccurate and unfair to say that the only reason a police officer joins…[Read more]

  • Hi Karen, I agree it was quite a difficult book to read. I read it over a span of about four days, which may not be the best for everybody but that’s how I like to read most books. It is very heavy and a lot to take in in such a short amount of time. After I read it I thought about it a lot and was a bit hung up on it. It might be best to take it…[Read more]

  • Gregory Gunn, Samuel DuBose, Brendon Glenn, Freddie Gray, Walter Scott, Michael Brown Jr., Eric Garner, Tamir Rice all unarmed victims who have died at the hands of a police officer. In The Hate U Give, it was a

    • Lillian, I really like the statistics you added to the paper. They add support to the article but I would like to know where you got them. I am so interested in this book and hopefully can find time to read it.

      • Thank you Heather, I do agree I am still working on improving my in-text citations; that will be one of the edits I make. I definitely recommend the book. The movie is also coming out soon so if you don’t read the book you should see it in theaters.

    • I’m so glad that you posted this because it’s important to talk about these things that people just want to ignore and I like that you included data to go along with everything that you were saying.

    • lillian,

      Thanks for sharing your contribution and perspectives. My students at the U School, have read Angie’s Thomas poignant story. I am hoping they will share some of equally compelling reflections from their reading and making sense of this Black Live Matters meets Inner City Blues saga. Keep writing!

    • Lillian, I really like the statistics you added to the paper. They add support to the article but I would like to know where you got them. I am so interested in this book and hopefully can find time to read it.

    • *statistics

    • I Like She Explain The Young Boy To African American And Gave Him A Description about the boy and how he wrote his example of the book and what was he doing in the book

    • I enjoyed the fact that she gave real statics and she understands the struggle that black people go through. How can we feel safe in our community if the cops are legally armed and cant even call them for help because we feel as if their against us.

    • i like the fact that you posted this. i found the statistics to be very informing.

    • i liked the way you talked about the police officer its kinda like similiar to whats happening in the hate u give .

    • i think the hate you give is strong book and talks about the streets and also like the book because it is a real book that talks about the true of the streets and what has been going on wit cops killing people for no reason.

    • Lillian,i like how you really sat there and took your time and talked about the truth, and i like your statistics that you added. and another reason why i like this because now days people don’t talk about the things you just said.

    • police suck

    • Lillian, I like that you included some of the victims and statistics to pull this piece together to backup your statements.

    • lillan the hate u give is a very good book and i really enjoyed this piece of it

    • After reading the book and this article I think they diverse they show all slide of the story. They show you the after math of what happens when someone black is killed by police. This book is something that little black boys and girls should read to show them there are more people out there like them that goes thought these challenges

    • I really love this novel because Star really describes me .

    • i really like the book because it talks about things that really goes on in life . Thats also about police officers some really have something against us blacks and some really don’t care if we are black or white they treat us the same .

    • the paragraph is good but the life its unfair

    • Lillian,
      i absolutely agree with what you wrote there are too many innocent black victims that get killed and their killers get to walk away free with no conviction or any type of punishment the family of these victims never get justice for their loved ones. when the roles are reversed and a white person gets killed they immdiately go to a black person .
      in some cases black people are wrongfully convicted of crimes they didn’t do. the white youth today has to realize being black isn’t cool and it’s a constant struggle to be treated fairly.

    • I haven’t read the book yet but I’m looking forward to it since everyone that I’ve talked to about it has had a strong positive reaction even though the topic of violence against young black men is very traumatic and horrible. We are reading the book in my book club so I hope that my students will read your posting and comment on it, too. I appreciate reading the statistics since the numbers speak volumes about the reality of our current situation of how the police treat people of color in our country. Only 1 adult told me it was too difficult to read so she had to take a break. Do you have any suggestions about what we can do? We are so involved at this moment with looking at how to deal with guns which relates to the racist criminal justice system but I also want to figure out how to make this discussion of Black Lives Matter more central than it is already.

      • Hi Karen, I agree it was quite a difficult book to read. I read it over a span of about four days, which may not be the best for everybody but that’s how I like to read most books. It is very heavy and a lot to take in in such a short amount of time. After I read it I thought about it a lot and was a bit hung up on it. It might be best to take it in small doses and talk about it along the way to not be overwhelmed.
        I appreciate your comment and interest on educating yourself on such and important issue,
        Lillian

    • Ethan,
      I feel that the belief that you don’t see skin color is a bit damaging ideology because it erases the racist discrimination and hardships people of color have gone through. It is also basically saying that you just don’t view people as their stereotype. Its also a bit inaccurate and unfair to say that the only reason a police officer joins the police force to kill citizens of where they work; and the officer isn’t doing their job more extremely, they are failing to properly de-escalate a situation, or acting off their racial stereotypes. But I agree, the book in Hailey’s view would be irrelevant and completely defeat the purpose of the book.

    • Hi Quenshawn, that stat is just how likely police officers are to not be convicted of a crime, not how much they get away with injuring or killing somebody. It could have been the way I phrased it that could have caused a misunderstanding.

  • Jesse, I agree completely with what you’re writing. I feel I can relate a lot because I was raised I a conservative household with parents that raised me to be republican. But when I got older I started to be introduced to injustices in the world and I started to educate myself no the other side of the narrative. And now I’m the outlier in my…[Read more]

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    • I agree that wars have influenced American’s views of the world. When another nation attacks ours, we do seem to treat them differently and invade their territories like we did in Iraq after the 9/11 attacks.

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