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     In the years following the Civil War many freed blacks feared for their safety living in the land of the free. What it means to be American is to not live in fear of your safety and to be able to have the same

    What Does It Mean To Be American

     In the years following the Civil War many freed blacks feared for their safety living in the land of the free. What it means to be American is to not live in fear of your safety and to be...

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  • Dear Zoe

    I am very interested in your post about “ What does it mean to call yourself an American” because you made a lot of great points. Also you had some very strong opinions and viewpoints about things that make American great for example our diversity but you also viewpoint on things that doesn’t make America so great.

    One sentence you w…Read More

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    I’m from a small Muslim household.

    I am from a household where we treasure our Quran and Prayer rugs.

    I am from a household that reflects my religious beliefs and traditions.

    I am from a home where we remove o

    Where I’m From

    I’m from a small Muslim household. I am from a household where we treasure our Quran and Prayer rugs. I am from a household that reflects my religious beliefs and traditions. I am from a home where we remove our shoes upon...

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    • Hi Shahadah, nice name! It is interesting to know different religious culture. I am currently attending a Catholic high school however I am not a Catholic, but I enjoy learning different religion. I am curious about your family or religious customs and the environment around your household. Hope you can tell me more about those. Thank you for your post!

    • Shahadah, I really enjoyed this post. It gave me insight to the traditional lifestyle of a Muslim household. I have attended Catholic school my whole life so I have never really been given the chance to understand the life of a Muslim. My favorite part of your short passage was when you said “I am from a home where we remove our shoes upon first entering to show respect for the home and the family that resides there.” I find this very interesting and inspiring that you employ this tradition, as I agree that it shows respect for the whole home and family. Overall, I am happy I clicked on your name to read this post! It’s a wonderful passage. Here is an article that gives you a little look into Catholic traditions. You shared your traditions with me, and I’d like to share mine with you. http://www.beginningcatholic.com/catholic-tradition

    • Shahada,
      This was amazing! I love to learning about others beliefs, especially when I do not know much about their religion. personally, I am not a very religious person. However, I do think faith is a really important part of our day to day lives. Keep up the good work.

    • Hi Shahadah! I really enjoyed reading your poem. I’m an English teacher and my students also write “Where I’m From” poems. Some of my students are Muslim and I would love to share your poem with them! I’m sure they will relate to it and be inspired by it. Thank you for posting it!

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    Dear, Jacqueline

    I was excited about reading your poem because it shows your reality and other people’s reality living in Oakland. What I found most interesting about your poem is the way you wrote it and how I was able
    to understand your tone of voice in your writing.

    One thing you said that stands out to me is “Where I’m from, eve…Read More

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