In the middle of August 2017 a protest sparked in Charlottesville, Virginia. It all started August 11th when hundreds white supremacists walked onto University of Virginia’s campus with tiki torches, shouting “white lives matter” and “you will not replace us”. The next day, August 12th, members of the “black lives matter” movement staged a counter-protest […]

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Growing up away from home

“My son the fanatic” and “Free for all” both contain a conflict between father and son. The sons are conflicted between either being like their fathers want them to be, or being how they themselves want to. This is a conflict pretty much every single teenager will meet, wether it’s a boy or a girl. […]

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Thoughts on the film Gran Torino

 How do we see oppression of the Hmong people in this film? What has the film taught you about the Hmong people in the USA? Hmong people are looked down on and underestimated by local americans in the film. In this exact film the Hmong people have pretty much taken over the neighborhood, and Walt is […]

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Stream of consciousness

The lady who paid us a visit this Friday talked about her time in Syria. She experienced a lot of bad things which made a strong impression on her. She showed us some pictures of children who were victims of bombs etc. these pictures were brutal and had strong feelings and emotions attached to them. […]

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Niger delta blues

The spoken word “Niger delta blues” by BANTU and Tony Allen is a protest against the “environmental devastation caused by the oil industry in the Niger Delta”. Bantu mentions some of the inhumane conditions people in Niger have to deal with on a daily basis. No schools, electricity or clean drinking water and diseases such as […]

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Asria Mohamed

This past week Asria Mohamed paid my english class a visit. She is a really sweet woman from West-Sahara, but she has never stepped foot in her own country. This might sound weird but the fact is that she was born and raised in a refugee camp in Algeria. She now lives in Norway and […]

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