Even though people of different races go to the same schools in 2017, we are not necessarily living in the same version of America.
It’s always awkward when kids I know come in as customers. The underlying context is clear: Instead of being out having a good time on a Saturday night, I’m at work, serving them.
I like the sounds of the fields, hearing people speaking Spanish and the radio blasting ranchera tunes. It sounds like my childhood.
Jobs are hard to come by in Appalachia, and chances are slim that I can stay here and be successful at the same time.
Four teens reflect on how race and class played a role in their summer employment. Read our latest for The New York Times’ Race/Related newsletter.
Listen in as Berkeley High Students discuss what it feels like to have their school become a protest zone for white supremacists… again.
Right now, a lot of teens are asking the adults in their lives: Should I take to the streets to oppose the rallies, or avoid the whole thing all together?
The first time someone directed a racial slur towards me… it took me a few moments to process what I had just heard. I was taken aback, but not exactly surprised. After all, there I was, a Filipina reporter covering a Pro-Trump rally.
Having to spend my childhood rehearsing for the day a police officer would pull me over may sound scary. And I’m aware it’s not something parents of all races feel the need to teach their kids. But the day it actually happened, I was gratefu that my mom made sure I was ready.