• Dear Oakland community,

    “At any given time in 2016, an estimated 40.3 million people are in modern slavery, including 24.9 million in forced labour and 15.4 million in forced marriage” (ht

    • Dear, Nahum I love your post. I think more people need to speak up about human trafficking. This is a serious and hurtful issue that needs to be addressed. Thank you for your post i look forward to seeing what you post next.

  • Dear Ashley I think your post was very good and interesting because it talked about how people are getting pushed out of Oakland due to high rent, you also talked about how more white people are moving into the neighborhood which you later stated that was gentrification. A line that stood out to me was “If there’s more construction, more of the…[Read more]

  • Dear Dominik, I think this topic is very interesting and unique. A part in your blog that really stood out me was “Construction is a sector that has historically excluded black workers” the reason that part stood out to me was because it was something that I didn’t know and I found very negative. I agree with you when you stated “all c…[Read more]

  • Police brutality is a real issue in America. Did you know In an article “Law Enforcement Killed 90 Oakland Residents Since 2000, And 74 Percent Were Black” by Alex Barreira and Arielle Swedback, it explains “Th

    • Dear Nahum,
      I am agreeing with our post because police do take advantage of how much power they have. Also I feel that you were speaking the honest truth, therefore I agree with what you say.There was one sentence that stood out to me ” the cops hide behind their badge”. This sentence stood out to me because like you said they use their badge to make commands to the Oakland residents. Your post is good because I don’t think people don’t really see it as a problem since police have a gun, badge, and a uniform people don’t want to mess with them. I want to thank you for writing this blog I hope it lets people know what’s really going on in the world.

    • Dear Nahum,
      I see what you were saying all that you wrote about has evidence and statistics that support it but you talk a lot of police hiding behind their badge when they use force on people and that is one of my main questions when police ask about and I.D to someone they need to see more because they are disobeying police and dont they also need to put them down when they keep resisting because they also need to cooperate when they refuse to. I just think that you should include this in your article.

    • Nahum,

      The statistics you shared in your post a quite shocking. Especially that, “law Enforcement Killed 90 Oakland Residents Since 2000, And 74 Percent Were Black”. Racism, while less serious than that of the 1700s, is still a very big issue in society. It is sad to see racism leading to the death of so many individuals. Police brutality is something that should be talked about more. Yes, police need to do their job, and should be able to use force accordingly, however we need to set more guidelines as to what really justifies serious force. Here is yet another article telling a case of police brutality.

      -Alexander Nuntapreda

  • My Reality

    By: Nahum Efigenio

    The purpose of the shadow box is a virtual representation of someone’s dominant and counter narratives. The dominant narratives are on the outside of the box and counter

    • Dear Nahum,
      Hello my name is Nicole and I am a child development student at San Jose State University. I thought that you did a wonderful job on your shadow box. I loved how you talked about the positives and negatives of important things that make you who you are. I especially enjoyed this part “ The reason I am proud to represent being from San Bernardino is because I have many family members that are from San Bernardino. I also have a lot of cousins I enjoy being around. But the negatives that come with being from San Bernardino is people thinking I am somehow involved in gang activity” I love that you are proud of where you came from even though the stereotypes about that area are negative.Thank you so much for sharing your shadow box.

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