The first time I saw him drive, I didn’t realize it was him. How could it be, he had left about 10 minutes before me, and it was only a 15 minute drive from place to place. He had beamed earlier when he told me that he had gotten his learner’s permit. He had walked… Continue reading I am afraid they will kill him.
We are moving backwards in time. With the recent lynching of a black high school student, adults making horrific comments condoning the 15 year old death of Matthew Shepard, and the growing popularity of ISIS for young teens. I have to ask myself, what the hell? How are we the same generation who grew up… Continue reading What the hell, America?
Civil rights and social justice are terms which have been thrown around in my education and profession constantly. However, the state of our country today suggests that these need to be much more than classroom buzzwords, but instead should turn into action and initiative. In every social justice movement throughout history, we can see a… Continue reading A Response to the National Climate
This afternoon, as I was riding the bus home, a mother and her son got on. They have ridden before, and I remembered her being a graduate student, and her son being a talkative and active 9-year-old. Both her and her son are black. As we rode, the son began to ask the sort of… Continue reading “I want to be white.”