Heather! This is a great piece. I think you should have included the inequality of race, and more issues that show that America does not value equal opportunity. Broadening your topic will challenge you to organize a lot of information into one, persuasive piece, and further prove the point. Great use of quotes and information. Your writing is…[Read more]
Hi Aleah! Great points stated in your post. I agree that college should be more affordable, and that low-income people of color do not always have the best circumstances when talking about a college. I believe the first step actually starts with Elementary school. Public schools are governed mostly by the state, so states regulate the amount of…[Read more]
Antonio, this was a heart-warming piece. May I ask why you had to mention that you ” play football and i am a D1 prospect with a future to attend any college in this nation?” I don’t think this information relates to the point you are trying to prove, and it would be more effective later in the post. However, I am filled with joy to see an…[Read more]
Norma!! Amazing piece. I love the way you share who you are as a person to your readers right off the bat. I agree with a lot of things you said. I agree that the Native Americans are the true Americans, that nowadays everyones’ nationality is mixed, that our president should think before he speaks, that there should be no war, that civil rights…[Read more]
Amelia, this is a beautifully written piece. Would you explain to me what a “humid woman” is? I have never heard that term before. I relate to this piece on a very personal level. My parents have instilled many of the same values you mentioned into my being. I think that you can be your own person while still complying to all of these things, but…[Read more]
Great article Abby! This question was never brought to my attention until last year in religion class at my private, Catholic high school. It seemed to be a very touchy subject to be discussing especially since Catholicism places importance on the domination of men over women. I agree with your viewpoints on how God can be both a man and a woman.…[Read more]
Religion is a subject of tough discussion. It is ranked as one of the top two things to never bring up in a conversation (the other subject being politics). When it comes to religion, people have very strong
Wow, cool concept! I think you are right that a universal religion would bring a more peaceful world. However, I don’t think it would be possible in the world we live in due to so many different cultures and backgrounds that play into people’s beliefs. Most conflicts that come out of religion are from people trying to force religion on to others, or disrespecting the beliefs of others. The issue with universal religion would be which religion is the right one to choose from, but getting past that I think we could have a much more peaceful world, and you have a great view of it.
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