• Abstract
    This research project focuses on the unfair bias present in the United States concerning immigrants and immigration. The purpose of this research is to uncover the bias in immigration policies and reveal

    • Sarah,

      This sounds like a very interesting paper. Dispelling the idea that immigration increases crime rates right off the bat is very effective, because I think that is the strongest argument against immigration. Also, most papers discussing this would likely not do anything more than discuss why it’s unfair, but it sounds like you also advocate for an alternative which I think is a great idea.

  • Joshua, I really like this. I have never heard of Alice Walker or her stories, but I loved what I read. She seems to be in touch with her soul and speaking the truth about society and humanity. I like how you used her analogy to bring up an issue in our society today. We don’t see a lot of empathy and sympathy nowadays, we live in a cruel world…[Read more]

  • Seiji, this seems like a really interesting research project. I find it interesting because often times you don’t hear about the corruptness in baseball as it is more of a low-key sport compared to football and basketball. I like the different ways you found that are being used to curb drug use in the MLB. I would love to see how it progresses as…[Read more]

  • I am researching the question of bias in immigration policies. I found a lot of useful research studies on pioneer that directly address the issue of bias and immigration. The first study was about California’s

    • Hey. This seems really interesting, but you don’t seem to have any sources. I’m just wondering, because I’m questioning the legitimacy of this, or rather, you’re pushing a narrative that the American country hates immigrants, to which I would have to simply disagree.

  • Naomi, this post is personal, effective, and strong. I admire that you decided to write about your personal experience that ties into the problem of discriminatory immigration. I am currently writing a research paper on bias in immigration and reading this article really helped. This helps me prove a point, and I would love if I could use your…[Read more]

  • Siena, I think this is a really interesting topic. I had never even heard of hyperthymesia. I find it interesting how you gained a new insight and inquiry about your topic from ebsco. Good bullet points, I feel like I have a good understanding of this article. I am wondering what your other articles were about, what insight you gained and the…[Read more]

  • Sarah commented on the post, Prison Life 3 years, 5 months ago

    Giselle, I find this very interesting. I never really considered the state of prisoners and whether or not they get treated fairly. I think this is very interesting and important. I like how you found out facts about prison life and then correlated them yourself with psychological issues. I think you should try to find research on the other side…[Read more]

  • After my research proposal, I have begun actual research. On the gale database, I found two very informative articles. The first article is a rundown of immigration history in the United States. In Immigration and

    • First I think it is important to acknowledge validities in arguments for the other side, because it sounds ignorant saying everything from the other side has no evidence and is a false claim. This is just a general rule for argumentation. Also, the stat that says white people are five times more likely to be incarcerated sounds very off the wall to me as over 50% of our inmates are minorities. This leads me to doubt this source greatly, I would not use that fact unless you find another source that backs it up.

    • CNN and the American Immigration Council says, “According to an original analysis of data from the 2010 American Community Survey (ACS) conducted by the authors of this report, roughly 1.6 percent of immigrant males age 18-39 are incarcerated, compared to 3.3 percent of the native-born. This disparity in incarceration rates has existed for decades, as evidenced by data from the 1980, 1990, and 2000 decennial censuses. In each of those years, the incarceration rates of the native-born were anywhere from two to five times higher than that of immigrants.” So 5x might be on the high side but it is not without fact.

    • I think this is a good start into your research. I was a little shocked by the fact that white men are 5 times as likely to be incarcerated than immigrants. The media may just emphasizes the incarceration rate of minorities more, so it could lead people to think that there are not as many white people incarcerated. I would clarify that fact a little bit more so people don’t get confused.

  • I am basing my research project on immigration policies. The exact issue within immigration policies I have yet to decide. This is a hard choice because there are many topics, issues and controversies that expand

    • To start, I think objectivity in research papers is key, because research is all about questioning what we know and learning more about what we don’t. I say this because you say that Trump’s immigration ban is digressing progress we have made. I’m not sure what progress you are referring to, but there are certainly things like vetting that the order is progressing. I’m not saying that the executive order is right or wrong, I’m just saying objectivity is important to preserve whilst researching. Also, make sure you do not let preconceptions stop you from becoming more knowledgeable on this issue. In the first paragraph, you make the point that the US has historically been very welcoming to immigrants. While we are obviously a country founded by immigrants and one very welcoming under Obama, we have actually not been all that welcoming at many times in our history. For much of our history we have had strict immigration quotas, allowing far less people into America than Trump plans to. We also have a history of other such activities, such as banning the Chinese from immigrating and even interning Japanese during WW2. You make many valid points and have a very interesting topic, I just think your results will be more valid and respected if presented through an unbiased lens. I look forward to your conclusion on this topic.

      • I do agree with you Matthew that we need to look at this sort of subject in an unbiased way, because if we let bias get in the way of knowledgeability, especially in our country’s immifration history, then we will never know the truth of what the US has done previously and thus will never have a valid argument about immigration.

  • Jee, interesting article. It is hard for me to distinguish your thoughts in this post, but I guess that might be the point. I think your thoughts are very jumbled and confusing and yes, indeed, it is important to find a thesis. Your opening paragraph was very confusing and this entire post was all over the place. If using this article to write…[Read more]

  • Mae, great post! I am currently reading Dead Man Walking and am chilled to the bone. Death penalty is highly debated and a huge contrevarsy in the United States. I thought one of your strongest points was innocence. It is slightly terrifying to know innocent men have been put to death by our government. Also, since when is it okay to answer…[Read more]

  • Hi Lauren, I love this article. Quality of education is dropping around the nation and I believe this is an important issue. I love how you researched this topic and backed up your thesis with solid evidence. In the first paragraph you mentioned that kids are disengaged, but why? I think telling your audience why kids are disengaged might be a…[Read more]

  • Hi Mason, I like this post. It sounds like you are passionate about skiing, as am I. You make valid points, but there are a lot of distracting surface errors. I suggest next time proof reading because the grammar is a bit off and distracts me from your main point. For example, hyperthermia means overheating of the body versus hypothermia (which I…[Read more]

  • Sarah commented on the post, 3 years, 7 months ago

    Seiji, I very much enjoyed this article on education. I liked how you brought to attention a topic that so often gets undermined and forgotten. Education is very important and the lack of attention it gets shows in the poor education standards of the United States. I think bringing to attention both republican and democratic views on the issue was…[Read more]

  • Sarah commented on the post, National Parks 3 years, 7 months ago

    Ben, this is a great article. The national parks are a great asset in the United States and many people undermine the problems they are facing. It doesn’t occur to many that sometime in the future there may be no national parks. I think it’s great that you addressed the issues they are facing and went into a good explanation of the cons. I think…[Read more]

  • Ramazan, I think this is an interesting article. Obesity and being overweight is a huge problem within the United States so the question does come up diet or exercise. I like how you gave a solid example of why exercise alone is not sufficient, but what about whether diet alone is sufficient? I feel like exploring more into this topic and taking a…[Read more]

  • I think this article is great because it really speaks to every single teenager running on 4-7 hours of sleep due to extracurriculars, testing, and homework. It looks like you have mapped out the pros and the cons really well but I might just add that maybe teachers shouldn’t be giving as much homework because then we would be getting more sleep,…[Read more]

  • Hi Nicole, great concept of having our future president protect women’s rights. I full heartedly agree that we deserve to get treated better. I think to make this a little better possibly you could give examples of how we are treated unequally and how might we fix it. This is a national issue and I am sure many articles are floating out there that…[Read more]

  • Hi Marianne, I think this article is very creative in that you decided to use a letter format to address two huge issues that need change. I agree that there are critical issues such as police brutality against african americans and bullying over social media but have you considered that there is just as much police brutality against whites and…[Read more]

  • I think this is a really interesting post because physician assisted suicide is a huge controversy in the states. I like your stance of including different politicians opinions on this issue, Joey. I side with Hilary Clinton’s opinion that she believes “that these are the types of decisions that state governments are supposed to make. She also…[Read more]

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