I am surprised with your post, “How Music Impacts My Life,” because it goes so well in depth about the influence music can have on an individual. You present well how music can influence a child’s personality as they grow and develop. Also, you did a good job of citing evidence, and not just throwing random claims wherever.
While I see where you’re coming from, and yes, stereotypes can come off as offensive, I see your argument as quite underwhelming. Personally, I don’t think stereotypes should be taken to heart, I honestly think they’re hilarious. However, a lot of much more serious cases of racism actually occur in our country, such as mass murders o…[Read more]
OH BOY do I know that feeling, just that roller coaster of emotions, longing to be surrounded by the people who truly care. I just want to say, keep smiling, don’t let anyone make you feel belittled, and keep looking, you’ll eventually find people who truly care. Although, I still have yet to find that group, but I have a few ind…[Read more]
As a current highschooler, I’ve been trying to cope with the fact that adulthood is right the corner, and as great as people make it seem, most never explain the struggles of the transition. Before we c
A few weeks ago, I had previously made a post on current racism in schools. However, then I remembered a book I read called A Mighty Long Way, about a girl named Carlotta Walls and how she attended a previously
I think this is a good post. Racism should never be accepted and people shouldn’t be afraid of going to school because of their ethnic background. A sad part of our culture is that racism has been embedded in our culture for a very long time. It’s sad to see so much hatred still, and while yes it has gotten better, it is still present. It may not be as noticeable but it is still there. I think this issue needs to be talked about more, in the case of schools. People currently are feuding over Colin Kaepernick’s opposition to standing for the national anthem, while there are still problems that aren’t just in adult life. Kids lives can be heavily affected by the treatment they receive in school and we need to take more action on it. Overall I think your topic is good, and keep working at it.
Hey Pablo, thanks for sharing this.
Although racism has not been abolished or in other word eliminated, it has changed and has yet to come to an end. Today everyone has the right to go to any school they desire and no race bias is attributed, but yet people of color are still be preyed on and often discriminated against. We’ve still got lot to do to end all this bias of race differences, after all we are all from the human race. http://time.com/3843203/racism-is-poisoning-our-society/
Thanks, this is a very important issues that schools decide not to deal with, cause it’s considered off-campus issues even though they do cyber bullying in school to with social media. So, in most cases, the victim is helpless, and feels like there is no one who cares about them. Which is why people need to make some sort of effort to try and help…[Read more]
I completely agree, both candidates have committed a multitude of scandals, and that has made this election an undesirable one. Sadly, a choice has to be made and I agree that we need to elect the one with the less noticeably ill intentions. Hopefully, people read this message and take inspiration to vote and we as a country can make…[Read more]
This is a great topic! Bullying is a major problem that affects people across the country and many people have been affected negatively creating a chain of events that chooses the fate of their future while some are negative and can cause someone to go over the edge and commit acts of hate. We need to find a solution to end bullying and unite our people despite our differences and where we came from
Loved this writing. Bullying has changed from in person to the internet, yet I still see bullying at school all the time. At my school every year we have an assembly dealing with the topic of bullying, but this doesn’t stop the bullies. I myself was bullied in middle school and I know just how hard it was. I didn’t want to come to school and was always scared to talk to people. This experience let me grow as a person and become more confident. The subject of bullying needs to be handled more straight on, just like you said bullying is just as bad as it used to be.
Thanks, this is a very important issues that schools decide not to deal with, cause it’s considered off-campus issues even though they do cyber bullying in school to with social media. So, in most cases, the victim is helpless, and feels like there is no one who cares about them. Which is why people need to make some sort of effort to try and help those in need, cause if no one does, these people will become suicidal. However, that’s an entirely different story.
I find it very difficult to comprehend the situation. The way the story follows just feels unreal. One Boy, barely making his transition into adulthood, was shot and killed FOR LISTENING TO MUSIC TOO
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