I think this is an interesting article. I agree that we not forget our past but I do not think the statues should be left standing. They glorify individuals who had strong racist views and in the present day racism should not be encouraged.
First off I like how you used the quote from The Boondocks. I agree with your point that rather than rebuild the buildings we should just rename them. There needs to be a change and this could be a good way to do it.
I remember talking about this issue in my history class. I think that these statues glorify individuals who had racist values and this is something that shouldn’t be glorified. I read in some of the comments that they should just be moved. What is your opinion on that?
Great post! I think this is a very interesting topic. I have not considered what effect Trumps actions will have after he leaves the white house. Do you think that this will affect politics in the future?
This is an interesting post. I found the statistic about the 27 soccer fields a minute very surprising that is a lot of land being ruined very quickly. I think this is a very important issue that the whole world should address before it becomes too late to do anything about climate change and it’s effects.
This is a really interesting post. I have obviously heard about the debate over legalization but I never thought of the connection to the opiate problem. That is a very interesting idea and I personally think that if it would relieve the pain of people in need of opiates then it would be a very sensible idea to use medical marijuana. Do you…[Read more]
This is a very interesting post. It is somewhat frightening to think that big corporations would be targeting a younger demographic in the sale of potentially harmful e-cigarettes. Do you know if this is factual? I wonder if the multitude of flavors is just another way that these e-cigarette companies help smokers quit by offering a better…[Read more]
Hey Max! I never really though much of the whole conflict between skiers and snowboarders, although now that I think about it, even I’m guilty of swearing out fourteen year olds on boards who come two inches from taking me out. Snowboarding is definitely a culture thing more than just a sport. When I was a freshman I even tried it one season because it had the same vibes as skating and I was about it… until I actually went down a slope. Turns out, they’re not actually that similar. Who woulda thought? Anyways, I think this is a really interesting topic, in part because it’s not one you would think of to write about typically. So yeah, looking forward to seeing your other work!
I find this topic very interesting. I have seen scientists and meteorologists in shows who discuss this topic and they mention a “cap” to human existence meaning that eventually the human race will get to a point where we can no longer survive on this earth.
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