My school is like a tiny utopia, within the already liberal bubble of the Bay Area. But recently, my perception of that community as an accepting, tolerant place, was shaken dramatically.
Mass shootings have become an epidemic in the United States. In response to the recent shooting in Texas, Trump said he thinks that “mental health is the problem here.” He specifically said “this isn’t a guns situation.”
Once my classmates had the opportunity to speak anonymously, it was like an entirely new side of them came out, one of fervent hatred and unashamed criticism.
TSA is supposed to make you feel safer when you fly. But for an Indian-American like me, it’s quite the opposite.
My parents want me to go into science, medicine, technology, or math. But I have other ideas.
“Things that would be considered absurd in high school debate are seen as norms on the national stage. Dodging questions, rhetoric rather than facts, arguing against something without offering an alternative.”