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.
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?
While students who’ve experienced sexual assault are relying on Title IX, the Trump administration may pull back some protections.
Back in El Salvador, I didn’t really know what “racism” was. After being in the U.S. for a while, I learned the meaning and impact of that word.
It was the first time I had ever heard that word. I didn’t know how to react. I had many questions. Should I be upset? Could I call the white student the n-word too? Who invented this word? Do adults use the word?
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 grateful that my mom made sure I was ready.
As part of our partnership with the New York Times Race/Related, Youth Radio correspondents from around the country described their lasting memories of a first encounter with racism.
There’s a ticking clock always in the back of my mind. I need to graduate and become financially independent before the support I get from the foster care system disappears.