My goal isn’t to brainwash him, or turn him into a little leftist, I simply want him to grow up to be a compassionate young man.
In my family’s minds, muscles are a kind of insurance policy against the dangers black men face.
“Messages filled with updates and prayers were all I had to keep in touch with my family…It’s tough because I’m getting all these updates but I can’t really do much.”
Here’s what I hear from everyone in my family: “Why you so skinny?” “Boy you thiiin!” “Get some meat on your bones.” Okay, I know I’m skinny. But bringing it up at every family gathering doesn’t change anything.
Atheism is all we’d ever known. But the first friends Cole made on campus belonged to a Southern Baptist church group. Not long after, he converted.
It seems like everyone is talking about how more women need to go into technical careers. For a while I considered studying computer science. But I found myself craving something more tangible.
When I was a little kid, I didn’t really care that my new mom was white. As I got older, though, race became more important
Two undocumented teens: One lives in a sanctuary city, and one does not. In paired essays, they describe how a sanctuary state would change their lives.
In my family, we are all atheists. But that changed recently when my brother went to college and found religion.