• Hi, Meghan
    I love this poem! while I was reading it, I was nodding my head because it’s so true. We really need to help the Earth so we can keep living on Earth.

    Wonderful job!

    Asnica

  • Hi Noa
    I completely agree with you. We need to have both sides trying to stop police brutality. ”assisting young men from low-income communities with finding jobs in the hopes that this will keep them off the streets and addressing mental health issues and utilizing mental health professionals to deal with psychiatric issues.” I really liked…[Read more]

  • African American are more likely to get lower-paying jobs than white people because the education between white communities and black communities are a lot different from each other. Black males and females are

  • hi nini
    yes, depression is a very very serious mental illness. We need to be able to talk about in weather its online or in schools or with family or friends we just need to talk about it more.

  • hello jimmy.
    I do not agree with your argument. It’s not fair or okay if a women has gotten raped and she gets pregnant she should be able to have the choice of what she wants to do because she already has all of the trauma that she is dealing with and having to carry a baby even if you don’t want to, its not healthy for you’re mental health.…[Read more]

  •  In America, you don’t see the gender roles a lot but there are some households that the men are the breadwinners and women the is the caretaker. In some other countries like Bolivia, women were expected to st

  • Dear zhenghao,
    Thank you for writing about learning English I completely understand how hard it is learning English if it’s not you’re first language. you did a really good job.

  • Dear lizeth
    I want to become a pediatric nurse practitioner. I’m going to be going to a community college to do my generals because it’s cheaper then having to go to a university just to do my generals that everyone has to do.

  • cassie
    I totally agree with you because when parents and kids have a healthy relationship they are better to grow up to have a healthy and stable life.”a child who grows up with a healthy relationship with their parents have a better chance of developing a happier and safer relationship with friends as they grow up.” this is true and I agree…[Read more]

  • Plastic has a chemical in it called bisphenol A (BPA) and this chemical is very dangerous for us humans because it can cause cancer and it can also cause birth defects and impaired immunity, endocrine disruption.

    • Sam replied 2 months ago

      Asnica,
      I thought this was a very good piece. It gave a lot of good information about how plastic can negatively affect people. I think the best part of the piece was when you explained how BPA can harm people, because it helps the reader visualize the problems that can become of this.
      If you want to look more into this topic, I would recommend taking a look at this article: https://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/health/case_studies/plastics.html.
      Overall, I though this was a very good article with a lot of good information. The specific details, and information, are what made this piece great to read.

  • Dear kaya,
    complete agree with you on how it’s hard to get enough sleep during the school year. It would definitely help us if were on our phone’s less. When it’s time for us to go to sleep to put our phones in another room so we get a better night sleep.

  • Has police brutality caused PTSD in the black community? 

    Yes, it has in the article it talks about how we are always living in trauma that whatever we do is wrong and that the police can use their authority

    • While I agree that police brutality is an issue, and that there are no doubt some officers who wear a badge and should not be wearing a badge, I would like to say that police officers are not targeting black people. According to statista.com, in the years 2017-2019, more whites have been killed by officers than blacks. In 2019 so far, there have been 220 whites killed as opposed to 150 blacks killed by officers. https://www.statista.com/statistics/585152/people-shot-to-death-by-us-police-by-race/

      In all honesty, I believe this is a victim mindset that blacks are being targeted and oppressed by officers, which is not true. Black on black crime is an also a big issue and is something you should also focus on.

    • I agree Police brutality has gone too far and is a big issue in todays world. I feel like if you are a police officer and wear a badge you should be protecting everyone not just who you want to. Black people deserve and have the right to be protected as much as everyone else. https://www.washingtonpost.com/policeshootings/ her is a link talking about how many deaths there were in 2016 that were caused by police brutality.

    • I agree that police brutality is a huge issue, and I agree that it mainly occurs to African Americans, but there have been some cases of it happening to whites. I think that you should add that point of view in your article. Other than that, it was well written and definitely something that needs t be addressed.

    • Asnica, I completely agree that the African American community has been traumatized with police brutality in the past years. The police ended up killing someone, but also ended up significantly affected the entire black community. I agree that PTSD has been formed with African Americans, creating tension between them and black lives. It is very interesting to see the data that you showed. It helped me understand the total effect the police issue had the African Americans. This is a site with information on how a society could hinder police brutality against anyone (https://populardemocracy.org/news/15-things-your-city-can-do-right-now-end-police-brutality). I think police brutality happens to all races, and some police officers should be no duty. However, police officers and citizens need to do their parts to end this conflict and break the tension between them.

    • Asnica,
      I completely agree with what you have written about the police brutality issue that’s becoming very widespread in america. Only police officers who obey the rules and follow the strict rules should be wearing the badge and protecting ou community because people with bias cause a once good thing to become bad. According to an article I read, the trend of fatal police shootings in the United States seems to only be increasing, with a total 753 civilians having been shot, 150 of whom were Black, as of October 29, 2019. Here’s the article link (https://www.statista.com/statistics/585152/people-shot-to-death-by-us-police-by-race/).

    • Hey Asnica. I agree that this is a major issue happening right now. I feel everyone should be protected not just those chosen due to race or privileged. I believe this link may be helpful. https://www.britannica.com/topic/Police-Brutality-in-the-United-States-2064580 I hope this helps and great job!

    • Asnica

      I completely agree with everything you said! It is clear that police brutality is a high issue concerning our country, and the points you raised were very valid. My one addition is that maybe, while focusing mainly on brutality against African Americans, add cases of brutality against other races too! Heres a link that may help you! (https://www.usatoday.com/in-depth/news/investigations/2019/04/24/usa-today-revealing-misconduct-records-police-cops/3223984002/) Great job!

    • I really enjoyed your post and I, like many, agree that African American men especially are targeted in the United States. It has become a huge problem these past few years and is a a growing systematic issue. A lot of police officers tend to dehumanize blacks and place them into a box. They are “dangerous threats.” Many other people of all genders, sexes, religions, and races are have also been targets of police officers throughout the country. I read an article https://www.britannica.com/topic/Police-Brutality-in-the-United-States-2064580 that goes more into the statistics of it. Thank you for sharing your opinion, I look forward to reading more of your work.

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