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    In the memoir Americanized by Sara Saedi, she talks about the fact that she struggled with identity as an immigrant child from Iran growing up in America. She explains how she was torn between assimilating with

    Prejudice towards immigrant children is dangerous to their mental health.

    In the memoir Americanized by Sara Saedi, she talks about the fact that she struggled with identity as an immigrant child from Iran growing up in America. She explains how she was torn between assimilating with the culture around...

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    • I appreciate and can relate with your article. As the children of immigrant parents, I have often had to deal with balancing assimilation into American culture with preservation of my original culture. Your suggestion to overcome this dilemma by refusing to act on prejudice is one I support, encourage, and agree to act on as well.

    • Dear Sloane,

      I strictly agree with your post, “Prejudice towards immigrant children is dangerous to their mental health”, because it really exhibits the reality of the struggles American immigrants go through. I agree that it is difficult to find your balance in between your own culture and the American culture and how it makes you struggle with your identity. One sentence you wrote that stands out to me is “I wish that more American citizens who might not be as familiar with the immigrant experience would be more open to sitting down and talking to immigrants, refugees, and asylees in their communities.” This sentence stood out to me because those who discriminate against other cultures or races discriminate because they are ignorant in the stories of immigrants.

      Thank you for this writing. I look forward to what your next writing is, I am impressed with your knowledge of those who’ve immigrated and their issues when immigrating. I would like you to continue to mention the struggles of immigrants to inform those who aren’t familiar with how immigration occurs.

      Aaliyah

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    Religious freedom is an American value.  Believing in who you want, how you want, if you want, and when you want is something that Americans take to heart.  The First Amendment protects freedom of religion, r

    Religious Freedom in America

    Religious freedom is an American value.  Believing in who you want, how you want, if you want, and when you want is something that Americans take to heart.  The First Amendment protects freedom of religion, regardless of whatever religion...

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    • Dear Sloane, I agree with your claim about personal beliefs being separated from the government because it would have a lot of influence on how laws are made and just things around that. The overall message of your post was to the point and I clearly understood what you were trying to say. Yes, Americans have the freedom religion, press, speech, etc. but, there should be a certain limit as to where it is applied regarding the government and our daily lives.

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