janiel12

  • janiel12 commented on the page, on the site The Urban Inquirer 1 year ago

    Representatives and Senators in Congress, and especially our President have a tendency of invoking fear by pumping us with lies about the people who actually benefit our economy. The only way we could fight it is educate ourselves on the subject and stop blaming the wrong people.

  • Learning about Environmental Justice this week triggered a certain Jon Stewart segment about climate change on the Daily Show. It is absolutely hilarious and i seriously recommend any of you reading to watch […]

    • I agree with the author that politicians who deny climate change are really just interested in helping out those whose financial interests are better off without climate awareness. Either that or this politicians are just completely ignorant to the scientific facts. I don’t see why the whole topic has become so bipartisan; it really doesn’t have to be. We humans just simply need to adjust some industries and our resource utility. This isn’t a religious, racial, class issue; it’s simply the facts of our world. It would be terrific if politicians would speak about it more, and if awareness could be more widespread. But it’s not so easy. I mean, really, even the vast majority of the people who support preventing climate change and global warming can’t really explain the exact details behind it. But common sense would dictate that it would be wise, even if most of us can’t wrap our heads around it, to let the professionals of their respective fields, as they are the most informed and knowledgeable about the topic–to let them enforce and recommend what steps ought to be taken.

  • janiel12 commented on the page, on the site The Urban Inquirer 1 year ago

    Recently something similar happened to me. My brother is trying to sell his house in a dominantly white neighborhood in Long Island because he simply cannot afford it anymore. There was an Indian couple ready to make an offer and then his neighbors started blasting music and yelling “we do not want you here, go back to where you came from” to the…[Read more]

  • The United States is known for its notorious xenophobic reputation, especially recently since Donald Trump has been elected. We have heard the terms “rapists”, “stealing our jobs”, and “Go back to where you […]

    • This title really spoke to me because I just recently interviewed with my former boss and she told me how her friend once parked in a rich neighborhood, but her car was a little close to another guy’s car and he yelled at her to “GO BACK WHERE YOU CAME FROM!” But the thing was, she IS from the United States. She was born here. So where would she go? This is where she’s from. My former boss wondered was why people hyphenate her (Chinese-American) when she doesn’t do it herself? She calls herself American (not Chinese-American, even though she is still proud to be Chinese).
      Also while reading this, I thought about a video that I once saw long ago about how immigrants in the neighborhood all decided to close their shop for a day or two just to show the world how different the United States would be without immigrants. They are all hard workers and make our community what it is and I definitely agree that we should stop the hate against them and start thinking of them as one of our own.

      • Recently something similar happened to me. My brother is trying to sell his house in a dominantly white neighborhood in Long Island because he simply cannot afford it anymore. There was an Indian couple ready to make an offer and then his neighbors started blasting music and yelling “we do not want you here, go back to where you came from” to the innocent couple. Because of their ignorance and intolerance for anyone outside of their race, the couple lost a home that they found had potential for them.

    • I agree with the points you made, inequality towards immigrants has increased substantially in the United States. Your race and even your background can intensify how much if this inequality you face. Mostly immigrants of color are the ones facing this because they are the ones that are getting told to “go back where they came from” because the white people feel that they are “stealing all our jobs” when really they are helping us more then they are negatively affecting us. How is that So? These immigrants are mostly taking over jobs that these American people don’t want to do such as dish washing, cleaning, etc. Most Americans think highly of themselves and feel they are way to good to be doing such a low job like that. So that brings me to the question of who would do all these jobs if the immigrants are gone?

    • This is a very good post. I really like the part where you mentioned that everyone in America except Native Americans are descendants of immigrants. And the sad part is that Native Americans have had mostly all of their land taken and are rarely acknowledged on a daily basis.

  • janiel12 commented on the page, on the site The Urban Inquirer 1 year ago

    I agree 100% that the $100.00 fine for jumping the turnstile is a massive overkill for such a little incident. Yeah, I know jumping it is “wrong” in a sense, but the fact that the fares are going up over the years without any noticeable improvement to the MTA system is also wrong- maybe even more wrong. I find it more probable that if someone was…[Read more]

  • janiel12 commented on the page, on the site The Urban Inquirer 1 year, 1 month ago

    I enjoyed your post about this topic. I agree that it is unfortunate that housing is so hard to find and maintain- often leaving people hopping from one apartment to another, on a never ending road of false security. Endless times of raising the rent in hope of wealthier people coming in (gentrification) can leave many middle class/poor in the…[Read more]

  • janiel12 commented on the page, on the site The Urban Inquirer 1 year, 1 month ago

    Thinking optimistically, I hope that segregation and racism comes to a end in America, but realistically I can not see it happening soon. Making reference to the podcast we had to listen to, it showed experiments of black people being turned down by renters, and white people being welcomed. It is upsetting how many people associate black with…[Read more]

  • janiel12 commented on the page, on the site The Urban Inquirer 1 year, 1 month ago

    Although segregation is illegal, it surprises me too that it still exists so prominently, especially in New York. This was a very informative blog post, but I feel as if you should have mentioned in greater detail when you talked about how African Americans are not shown the same housing compared to whites- like mentioning the rejection of Section…[Read more]

  • janiel12 commented on the page, on the site The Urban Inquirer 1 year, 2 months ago

    I appreciated this blog post because it gave me a further understanding of this topic.I think you brought up a very interesting point on how companies can hire people in foreign countries to do their work for ten times less than what they would pay for it in America. This reminded me of sweatshops in foreign countries, with them frequently having…[Read more]

  • Janie L

    I know policies are not a simple procedure in America and although I do not understand them very well, I do admit, many of them do not fail to disgust me. According to Bernie Sanders, the middle […]

    • I appreciate the extra facts you provided, such as the spending on corporate and social welfare. I feel the same way as you upon finding out that welfare don’t really fare well. The thing that stuck to me was this sort of loop that’s created with people on benefits and how they’re worse off when taking a higher salary than minimum wage that pushes them just outside benefit eligibility. Clearly there’s something wrong with the current economic structure.

  • janiel12 commented on the page, on the site The Urban Inquirer 1 year, 2 months ago

    I agree that gentrification is a horrible circumstance, mainly because it’s just a repeating cycle of pushing the poor away and racism. This was a great article, enjoyable to read, but I think you should have put some more examples of areas that are going though gentrification right now in New York. I admired the article you referenced to, it…[Read more]

  • janiel12 commented on the page, on the site The Urban Inquirer 1 year, 2 months ago

    I enjoyed your writing style- which transitioned from humor into a more serious approach. It was entertaining yet informative. I agree that the truth about economic inequality is shocking. I do not think it is good that it is shocking to most people because it means that most have no idea about the corruption brewing in their own country. It seems…[Read more]

  • Janie L

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    Lower-class, middle-class, upper-class. This classification seems to work better in describing airplane sections rather than the economy in America. The common belief of some sort […]

    • This is a very well-written blog post, straight to the point and easy to understand. I enjoyed the outside information you provided for the Walton family, I didn’t know some of the facts you stated about the family. The economic equality between the CEO of Walmart and its workers reveal just how uneven the distribution of wealth is. This also gives me a different perspective on Walmart as a company and on the way their workers get a piece of the profit. Overall, I can tell you were passionate about this topic, it is very informative.

      • I agree, first off, the title of the blog was great in catching the reader’s attention and I liked the way you started the blog and how you used the Walton family gave us a better insight into exactly what economic inequality really is. This blog also gave a good amount of facts and statistical facts to really inform and help us understand more about the topic. By the way, I didn’t know that the Walton family owned 50% of Walmart and so that was something interesting to learn.

  • Janie / Urban Studies/ September 11, 2017

    Many people can agree that College Point is a confusing part of Queens. I have lived here my whole entire life. I grew up, shopped, went to middle/high school in […]