• Hatred and violence without a reason


    It’s never been the same                                   

    Oakland is not going to change

    I wonder why not   

    Is it because of the violence,



    That h

  • Hi Kimberly,
    I am happy about your work because you talked a lot about your nationality. Also because you talked woman stereotypes and that men have more privilege. One sentence you wrote that stand out tome me is “Many people assume that women aren’t as strong as men because “women cry for men.” Also, because men get paid more than women and m…[Read more]

  • Dear Yojana,
    I am glad about your shadow box because you explained the stereotypes people have been giving you and the fact that you address your identity expression. One sentence you wrote that stand out for me is “I speak three different languages”. I think this is delightful because it is wonderful to hear someone speak another language without…[Read more]

  • HI my name is linda and in my shadow box I have chosen to include objects of being female, being Latina and living in Oakland because those are the most important aspects of my life. I decided to add a picture

    • Dear Linda,
      I really enjoyed reading what your “shadowbox” contained, and I really admire the phrase ,”I was assigned as female and I wanted to show the dominant narratives and stereotypes that women face every day. In my shadow box I am representing objects of being Latina because this is another part that has affected my life because when I walk down the street people will just assume all kind of stereotypes of me and my skin color”. This quote reminds me of the stereotypes people have on Latino men and the effect of grabbing your readers attention and sympathizing with your work is something you did very well. Here a a few questions to further your thinking. Do patriarchal norms play an affect on stereotypes people have on women? What is your inspiration to keep on moving forward? How are stereotypes created?

  • Dear John,
    One sentence you wrote that stand out to me is “In America there are teenagers 14-19 that are dying by drama, police brutality, and school shootings.I think the leaders of America should prioritize fixing the violence especially in places like Charlottesville and Oakland.” I think this is a really powerful message and very true because…[Read more]

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