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    Heather commented on the post, The American Dream

    Noor, I loved reading this. I completely agree with what you said. You said that now we are using our right to assemble and freedom of speech to march for what we believe, I am so glad that it is happening because we have to fix issues happening today.Thank you for posting.

  • Emilee, I really liked your post. I like how you used examples of people’s feelings form the past and the present. I agree with what you said at the end about how we need to get back on track and care about morals. I love your call to action at the end. It really got me thinking!

  • Thanks Sophia! I like that you brought up gender, sexual orientation and race. Though I didn’t touch on them I feel strongly about them. Thank you for the great feedback!

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        Americans believe that everyone is created equal.  Thomas Jefferson was the first person to use the phrase “all men are created equal” in the United States Declaration of Independence (US 1776) which was wri

    In America we say we value equal opportunity, but have we accomplished it?

        Americans believe that everyone is created equal.  Thomas Jefferson was the first person to use the phrase “all men are created equal” in the United States Declaration of Independence (US 1776) which was written during the beginning of...

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    • Heather,
      I really liked your post! I think that you bring up an interesting point of whether America really has achieved equality. Some of the evidence you used about women in the workforce suggests that America really has come a long way. However, in my opinion I still believe we have work to do. Like you said, there’s still a gender gap of women and men in the workforce in industries like technology. I also think that there are other ways that America has to improve on equality, whether it’s in terms of gender, sexual orientation, or race. It’s interesting to see how all these forms of equality/inequality have evolved in the years, and how much farther we still have to go. I enjoyed your post very much, and I look forward to seeing your future posts!

      • Thanks Sophia! I like that you brought up gender, sexual orientation and race. Though I didn’t touch on them I feel strongly about them. Thank you for the great feedback!

    • Heather,
      I liked the topic you chose to post about. I thought it was interesting how you focused on the inequality that women have faced and still face as part of the American Creed. I have similar viewpoints as you in this area so it was interesting to read what you had to say. The gender pay gap is still a huge issue today, as well as the opportunity gap. For example, in fields such as cardiology and orthopedics, less than 15% of the surgeons are female. I think it would be interesting if you researched some specific areas of study where women are typically the minority and see what the pay difference is. http://www.heritage.org/testimony/women-and-opportunity-the-modern-workforce I found this article interesting because it helps define wage and opportunity gaps that women experience today. I hope to hear about what you think of the article in future posts!

    • Hey Heather!! I really like your question and discussion. I think this topic of equal rights, especially towards women is really important, because it has been a constant issue in our society. Not only do we pride ourselves on being free nation, but also an equal one. To say that I feel like we need to start recognizing our injustices in America. I really like how you brought up instances where women were of lesser importance in the past and the present. It gives the reader a good glance as to why we need to take this issue seriously, if we ever want true equality in America. In my opinion we all deserve equal opportunity and nobody can take that away. I found this link on statistics of equal opportunity between men and women (http://work.chron.com/male-vs-female-statistics-workplace-america-23880.html) It’s really interesting because there is still so much injustice that exists, not only for women, but for so many other groups of people as well. I hope you right again about this issue!! I’m glad you are trying to make a difference.

    • 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 very organized.

    • Dear Heather:

      I truly dislike your post, “In America we say we value equal opportunity, but have we accomplished it?”because this wage gap theory that you claim is true has been debunked multiple times.

      One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “Still, there is a large gender wage gap. Men’s salaries are higher than women’s” I think this is untrue because the statistics that you backed up your claim with is irrelevant because of the broad data that it used. The polls that were taken simply compared the average wage of men to the average wage of women. Certain factors were not taken into play such as the type of jobs the people had, or the amount of vacations taken and anything that might impact the salary of a person. Statistically, men go into more higher paying jobs than women do, and if companies could pay women less, than all men would be out of a job because hiring more women would mean an increase in profit. For these two reasons, I believe that you argument is invalid.

      Thanks for your writing.

  • Hi Lily,
    I really enjoyed reading this. I have always wanted to try meditation as someone who has a lot of stress and doesn’t know how to cope with it. I just don’t have the time to dedicate towards it. Hopefully I can manage to get this time in because it seems like it would be beneficial.

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