Reflecting on Disability

I would like to thank Ms. Jessica Murray for presenting the Medical and Social History of Disabilities in such a brief time and a thorough manner. I have come to understand that as a society we achieve to be perfect individuals with perfect lives and having good health. Unless we become temporary “disabled” we then see the world differently as something that has gone awry as the world as being

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Real Democracy is Action

I imagine true democracy as a society where the main economy is not capitalism. You can have capitalism exist without democracy. For instance, look at developing counties with different forms of governments other than democracy, such as monarchy oligarchy, authoritarianism, and totalitarianism with a capitalistic economy. I think democracy and liberation can be synonymous if one of the goals of democracy is social responsibility. In my opinion, a socialist country in

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Medical Apartheid

Hey guys, I would like to share this interview with you guys. This interview was intriguing to me because it showed how the US government and the medical community have victimized African Americans, even after the abolition of slavery. We don’t learn certain histories about marginalized and oppressed groups in the public educational system, we learn about them in College. Continuing this further, there were medical experimentation abuse and neglect

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Inequality of Income

Do you sometimes feel that you no matter how hard you work you are still at the same place as you were before. Some people feel that they are poor and it’s hard to pay the next bill or put food on the table. However, there are people that are richer than you and way poorer than you in the United States. You’d have to make $421,926 to be in

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Trump’s Birthright Citizenship’s Ban Proposal

  Hey guys, do you ever wonder about your birth or immigration status? Do you think you are a true “American.” Some of us rarely think about one’s birth in the U.S. but we most likely think about our identity with other components that make us Americans. Be that identity African-AMERICAN, or Muslim-AMERICAN or Homosexual-AMERICAN, or any type of AMERICAN etc. Recently, Trump has proposed a ban on birthright citizenship

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How is Race, Class and Gender Interconnected In Understanding Oppression?

Hey Peers, I would like to share a paper with you all regarding how race, class, and gender are interconnected. I had written this paper last semester for my Sociology class. I hope you enjoy reading. We all occupy a place here on Earth. We shouldn’t let our differences in race, gender or any other identities create a barrier to love and get to know other people who do not

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Stressful Week But Lets Makes Some Money $$$

This semester has really been stressful. My papers and finals piling on top of each other. Prioritizing studying for some finals and not others. Getting sleep seemed like the luxury I couldn’t afford. Some nights I would sleep for 2 hours and go early to college just to find a desk to study at the CCNY library. Currently, I have one more final to finish and then I can catch up

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Lets Talk about REAL EDUCATION

    I would like to start off by saying that we need to expand the variety of classes that are offered in our educational institutions. Also, there is a huge disparity in where resources are allocated. For instance, the government may not fund a school in Brooklyn in a poor neighborhood because the students testing scores as opposed to a school in a rich neighborhood in Manhattan. Sometimes, these

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USER-S in Urban Education Event

Is this a picture of pretty pumpkins? Look very closely, what do you what it is? The answer is, cashews! I was surprised to learn that cashews are grown in this form until they are processed and packaged then sold. But why am I writing about cashews, what an unusual topic? I attended USER-S in Urban Education Event on Saturday 21, 2017. From the four speakers, I really enjoyed listening

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