• From all around the world mostly African-American people who get bullied in the USA have the right to defend themselves. My name is Rim Altayar, and my topic is about Racism and the people who are impacted by it

    • Rim, your research was compelling in terms of how black people can feel oppressed by certain people or the police, but your sources are all one-sided. I would suggest flipping the viewpoint on the oppressed groups. All of your sources are about the injustices suffered by African-Americans, so maybe try to see if there is any bullying coming from the other direction. That way you are able to justify your claims using evidence from all parts of the spectrum. Thanks for sharing this article, and I look forward to what information you can find in the future concerning this topic.

    • Rim, I am very happy to see your progress and about your post because this is a big issue now days. A sentence that really stands out for me is “People just feel unsafe with being with other people because they think that there skin color can affect with there relationship between them”, because we can see right now that people feel unsafe because they are scared of racism. They don’t want be discriminated and they think they are inferior. Your post reminds me of something that is happening right now in our country with the president that we have. He is the one who is spreading racism all over the country. I think you need to improve in some grammar mistakes but nothing big and hope you improve on that next time.

    • Rim, I am very intrigued by your topic of research. I think racism is a very important topic, and it affects the lives of many people within the United States, as well as other countries. The sources that you linked too are very insightful, and I believe that all of the reasons are issues today, and cause an issue towards racism. But on the other end, you only gave insight on whats its like to be African American and to have racism directed towards them. While I do feel that they are the ones who get a lot of the hate talk, there are other races out there that are put in the same position as blacks. I would recommend researching both sides of the story as well as getting insight from different races. I found this article about how racism is declining a little bit in America after the marches, and the new generation is more likely to stand against racism. https://www.economist.com/blogs/democracyinamerica/2017/09/bending-toward-justice. Thanks for sharing this article, I found a lot of this information interesting, and it urges me to fight against racism. I am excited to see that further information you gather about this topic!

    • Rim, your topic of research is a very big issue in our country today. I likes that you had a lot of sources to back up your thoughts on it. Particularly the research on “What people mean when they say all white people are racist” I think if you included different points of views that combat your research, it could add depth. For example if you say so and so thinks this… however… and then explain why their opinion could be false, it would give you credibility because it would show that you acknowledge the other and that you aren’t ignorant. Here is an article you could use to do so, https://www.theodysseyonline.com/dear-white-people-racist.

    • Hi Rim! The concept of microagressions you found in your research was paradoxically powerful: the strongest force of racism is in the accumulation of little, nearly insignificant actions. Another thing I found interesting was your comment on systemic racism, things like neighborhood discrimination, “the kind based in historical inequities that has ongoing wide-reaching effects.”

      For your research, you should consider using the Implicit Association Test data provided by Harvard (link: https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/takeatest.html). One of the categories is race, and may be a very convincing example of microaggressions that are unconscious efforts.

      Thank you for your post! I would especially like to see some statistics on California as compared to the greater USA.
      Eric

    • Rim, i find you research very interesting especially as a white conservative male. the problem Im seeing today is how out of perspective everything is especially with racial violence. for instance white people are being called white privileged or racist just because they are white and isnt that racist in and of itself? this article, http://www.nationalreview.com/article/449505/police-shootings-black-men-race-not-reason-causal-effect , helps clear up some confusion about racism in american and cop shootings. when i talk about racism i prefer specific events that i can research and judge rather then the general topic of america is racist, i think focusing on specific event will make your argument relatable and that much more solid. I really enjoyed your post, ask me if you have questions on my thoughts and i would love to see some more posts from you.

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