I found two interesting articles using Pioneer Research Database have intrigued me further in my inquiry question and coming up with a final argument. The first article that I read was titled Making a t
The topic you have chosen is one that is not only relevant to America, but it is also relevant to the meat industry all over the world. In your research, it would be nice if you also give example of different meat companies and how the workers feel in that environment. Also discuss more about Upton Sinclair’s “ The Jungle,” and the type of react…[Read more]
This topic is interesting in that it is relevant to lives of Americans. A large number of Americans drink coffee on a daily basis. I found it striking that there were so many positive results of drinking coffee. As you further your research, I suggest you find studies that demonstrate the effect of coffee on people of different age groups and what…[Read more]
Using the Gale Research Database, I was able to find some evidence that can support my inquiry question for research: How has the word “jihad” contributed to the rise of islamophobia, terrorists attacks, and fal
I have chosen to research the jihadist movement and its beginnings. As terrorism around the world is on the rise, many of the attacks have been claimed to be connected fundamentalist Muslims who have a jihadist
Lula, I think this is a really good topic to research. I didn’t know the true meaning of “jihad”, but simply took it with a negative connotation because that’s the status quo. By writing this research paper you are challenging that. I think that this is a very important topic to be delving into, especially with where politics is right now.
Foster, I also think that the legalization of marijuana is a hot topic that have caused a lot of controversy. I have also found that when approaching this topic, you must also take into account the controversy going on between the Republicans and Democrats. Currently, with our new republican president, Donald Trump, we have seen a lot of…[Read more]
Adrian, I love the topic you have chosen to do researcher on. I have personally have had questions about the beginnings of Christianity and how certain traditions have come about. I am Roman Catholic by practice, but also hold the same views as some Pentecostals and other Christian dominations. I also think that by keeping your research neutral…[Read more]
Hector, I’ve always wanted to do more research on how the government overseas all of our actions. I wonder if they can see everything we do, or do they just pick and choose random times at which they monitor our activities. The reality at hand here is that we, as citizens, don’t really know what the government is doing with our information and how…[Read more]
The notion some Americans have on refugees, as I’ve personally experienced, is that “Oh, refugees are just people who have fled their lands because of war or something like that, and now, they’re here taking up
Thank you for sharing your story and point of view. I wish more people would take the time to understand people instead of just placing them into a false stereotype. So many Americans are not educated in what is happening in other countries or just don’t care. That is a sad fact. I hope you know that there are people out there that do want to help and are trying to understand your situation. As you know, what you’ve been through is not something most Americans can relate to, and i’ts sad to see such few people try to make an that effort. So often people think only of themselves. And I completely agree that many Americans take what they have for granted. I hope there will a shift in judgement towards refugees. I truly hope you find the freedom and opportunities that you came here for.
I loved this poem. The images were saw raw, I could visualize the home in which your poem is situated in. The images of a mother and male figures in your poem reminds me of my family’s situation when I was younger, and how we struggled as a new refugee family here in America. The repetition of the ” I remember” phrase in your poem because it…[Read more]
Sexism is an issue that I’ve had personal contact with too. I’m from South Sudan, and women there experience sexism on a daily bases whether it be in domestic decision making, in the workplace, in the home, or just while in public. In both Sudan and South Sudan, women are expected to be obedient to men. This means they should never question a…[Read more]
I, too, want Michelle Obama for President! She’s an amazing woman who truly cares about the world and helping the poor and marginalized. The structure of your poem is great and I love the detail you put into to contrast her from our new presidential elect, although, you didn’t explicitly mention him, Donald Trump. I found only a bit confusing in…[Read more]
The brevity of this poem highlights its true significance: the nonacceptance of Presidential Elect Donald Trump. I liked how you included imagery of a protester that would be in the crowd. The physical images of ” puddles in shoes” and “a hoarse voice,” allow readers to better sense and image the underlying emotion of the speaker of the poem. A…[Read more]
Glendy, I’ve also noticed that latino Americans are judged based on stereotypes. The stereotypes that all Mexicans are ” rapists or drug dealers” are not true and it is sad to think that Presidential Candidates such as Donald Trump can even use these stereotypes as well. I believe that equality is a big issue in the United States today.…[Read more]
Chris I share the same view as you in that the next President of the United States needs to fix the racial inequality that is currently happening. Police Violence towards African American in the United States has increased by a large percentage since 2015. For example, in an article titled ” Police Killings Rise Slightly, Though Increased Focus…[Read more]
I also, have thought a lot about deportation. I liked the way you incorporated examples into this post. When you mentioned the immigrant mom being pulled over, it reminded me of my friend’s mom who was once pulled over,and upon attending court, she was mandated a deportation back to Mexico along with her entire family.
Over the last few years, police brutality towards African American males in the United States has significantly been on the rise. According to data on mappingpoliceviolence.org, a site that takes on the mapping
Wendy, I love the fact that you mentioned women doing construction work! I feel like nobody really talks about this. I want our new president to focus on jobs that allows women to do the same things that men do such as construction work. I would identify myself as a feminist because I believe that all women in the world deserve fair representation…[Read more]
Katelyn, I agree with you! I believe that our Fedral TaX Codes are incomprehensible to the common citizens. The government should announce when people should file taxes, and they should provide free aid for all
In Nigeria, it has been difficult for the government to determine exactly how many women are raped annually because it is such a large country and some cases have not been reported to the police. On the contrary,
Lula, the same thought that April brought up about the manipulation of the rapists through claiming they are trying to cry for reform came to me. I think that your piece is relevant and interesting because it strays from the beaten path of reports on rape culture in the United States. Your sources were also a good addition. Great work!
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