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  • Dear Paola,

    Thank you for reading our post and taking your time to add a comment. Now to answer your question they technically aren’t sent anywhere they just choose to move away to find other places that is less expensive, and where they can afford paying their rents. Basically it is there choice if they want to move away or not. I hope we…Read More

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    Dear Mayor Libby Schaaf:

    Have you been affected by gentrification? Because we have been affected by gentrification and we care because we don’t want people taking over something that is ours. The i

    Has Gentrification Affected You?

    Authors Dear Mayor Libby Schaaf: Have you been affected by gentrification? Because we have been affected by gentrification and we care...

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    • Hello everyone.

      My name is Paola and I am a student at Fremont High School here in Oakland. I just read your project blog post and I have some feedback.
      One thing I liked about what you wrote was that you guys made a plan to write letters and also that you guys used a real life example.
      Something I have a question about is when you said, “the people who have lived in this community for so long are thrown away and are sent somewhere where they might not feel comfortable with and might not know as many people as they knew in their old neighborhood” where do they get sent to ?
      Thank you for sharing your project!
      Paola

      • Dear Paola,

        Thank you for reading our post and taking your time to add a comment. Now to answer your question they technically aren’t sent anywhere they just choose to move away to find other places that is less expensive, and where they can afford paying their rents. Basically it is there choice if they want to move away or not. I hope we answered your question. You can follow us on Instagram @gentrificationinoakland. Thank You for asking questions.

    • Hello everyone,

      I really admire you guys touching on such a real topic of our community that isn’t always payed attention. Many of our community members are not aware of gentrification until they experience it themselves. Your quote “The neighborhood instead gets people who are just there because of the money they have and know nothing about Oakland” should make everyone question the situation. If we want to better Oakland, why don’t we start with the people who are actually familiar with it instead of just bringing in people from the outside? Thank you for sharing your thoughts on gentrification here in Oakland.

      Sincerely,
      Priscilla

    • Dear Yojana,
      I appreciate you bringing this problem to the eye of people. I recently was spoken about gentrification and was appalled by how much it affected the people living in these communities. Your article has made me much more educated on this topic. Thank you for sharing your ideas and solution for gentrification in Oakland.
      Best,
      Daniela

    • My name is Jose Diaz im from Unity High I agree with you because my family is being affected by gentrification. We have 2 months to leave the house we live in now and we cant find anywhere to move.

    • Hey Yojana,
      My name is Kimani and i attend Nelson Mandela School for Social Justice & I enjoyed reading your blog a lot only because I can agree and relate to it so well. You brought up the effects of gentrification on your community and I can relate to the effects in my community as well. I live in the projects where predominantly black and hispanics live at, and it used to be like that for years ! But as time when on especially recently, the rents raised dramatically and a lot of white people had moved and built new apartment building right up the block starting at 1,000,000 with rents up to 5,000 a month.

  • Well to make it clear for you to understand, henrietta lacks cells connects back to animal testing because the scientist uses animals for testing to find cures but since they found out about the HeLa cells the scientist didn’t had to use animals for the testing they used the HeLa cells. So without the Hela cells the scientist would use animals for…Read More

  • Dear Yureida,

    I really enjoyed reading your post “compensate for Lacks family” because you talked about all about Henrietta’s cells and about how without the Hela cells there wouldn’t be new discoveries.
    One sentence that I liked about your post is “HeLa cells are helping human bodies along with their health. Because of HeLa cells, polio vaccine…Read More

  • Dear naycet,

        I am really shocked about your post “animal research” because you talk about how the scientist should do testing on animals. I agree with you because without the animals there would be a lot of people who are dying because of the disease. One sentence that you wrote that standed out to me is “Without animal research, medicine…Read More

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