I’m tired of saying you don’t get to terrorize people and then decide how they respond to that terrorism.
The Guilt Behind It All: The Emotional Limbo of Being a Black American Abroad
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Mass Violence, Homophobia and Cultural Norms: How to Promote Empathy in a World that Could Care Less
I spend about a 1/3 of the day seeing, interacting and being around my students. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to know that teachers can have a profound impact on children.
The 13TH Amendment
I want to start by saying that 13TH by Ava Duvernay is an amazing documentary, but I mean, when it comes to Duvernay, the woman behind Selma, we don't really expect anything less. The documentary starts out by explaining the 13th Amendment, which was the amendment that formally abolished slavery, but there was a loophole. The loophole [...]
Where Do I Go From Here?
****Disclaimer: some people's feelings may get hurt**** I've recently felt very alone. I have plenty of friends and my life is truly fabulous, but I come from a place where many of my very best friends are white. With all the insane #BLM things happening and police brutality, I'm not really able to explain to [...]
Yesterday we found out that #AltonSterling was murdered by white police. So, today when I woke up late, I decided not to rush to work. Because I knew that if I rushed, I would speed, and speeding could lead to potentially getting pulled over by the cops, and then I could possibly die. So, I [...]
Be Fearless, Don’t Just Fear less
Everybody knows that I romped around Europe for four months without a care in the world. I never let anything stop me. I didn't let fear consume me, I didn't let anxiety cripple me, I just did what I felt was right and I was happy I did so. But a conversation with my co-worker about their fear [...]