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    Why the "American Dream"?

    When people think of America, they usually think about  “the flag” ,“Bald eagle” or  “ American Dream” or “The Land Of Opportunity” After all, people from all over the world come to America seeking a new and better life....

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    • Dear Zuleika,
      I am intrigued by your post, “Why the ‘American Dream?” because it’s something I am familiar with being told and talked about. I have the perspective of the “American Dream” from an immigrant Hispanic household.
      One sentence that stands out to me is, “She wants to be a writer and go to college in New York, but her parents want her to be a traditional Mexican housewife who does not go away to college.” I think this is enlightening because in my household I was told the opposite. I was told to go to college, move out and get myself a government job whereas Julia was told to stay at home and not go to college.
      Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next.

    • Dear Zuleika,
      I am interested in your post because I really like seeing different people’s views on the American Dream. Also, I have also seen that cartoon before in school. One thing you said that stands out for me is: “defines America as a scary hardworking place” I think this is interesting because it shows how some people’s views on America differ. Your Animation reminds me of something that happened to me. I have used this in class before for an assignment. Thanks for your project.

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    Child Separation

    I have chosen to do my project about children separated from their families. This is a big problem that has been going around taking children from families. This imagine shows that the kids that get taken away are forbidden to...

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    • Great piece, I strongly agree with your argument. Kids shouldn’t be taken away from their families. Especially at a very young age. They’re losing their childhood. Also, parents are losing the time to make memories with their children.

    • One thing that has come to my attention lately is the growing numbers of child kidnaping during 2020. The black market that sells children is increasingly becoming more and more wealthy, and I find that really disturbing. I also find it cruel that the kidnapped child can’t even speak in their native language anymore.

    • I agree that child seperation is a serious issue that can affect children in the future and especially being how young they are they need a supportive environment so that they know they have someone to rely on. Family plays a great factors in a child’s life and that is something that every child needs .

    • i agree they shouldnt spread their kids from there family. Its just so sad because number one for what reason huh ? Once they grow up or start growing uo whos going to be there for them and when they need there parents ? its not right taking child from their parents like it should illegal . seperating their child can lead to anxiety and having fear. I just dont support the child separation.

    • Dear zuleika:
      I am intrigued about your post, “child separation,” because this is something many people of different ethnicities struggle with. It’s not only a certain race/ethnicity.

      One picture you added that stands out for me: was the first picture with a girl with a hand over her mouth.I think this is important to look at because when things happen to kids they are told to not talk about it. They feel they need to meet certain standards of their family. Some families can look at things as a ’shame’ and that creates the kids having to hold onto things or not talk about it.

      Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because it is a really important topic that needs to be addressed.
      Leah Rodriguez



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