By: Lawrence Wilks-Roger for The Youth Project I am a young black man from the Southeast Side of Chicago, and I want to express my views about Laquan McDonald, a 17-year-old boy who was shot 16 times. The dash cam video of his death was released last night, but it took a whole a whole…
Most people are fighting to get into private school. I fought to get out.
In the wake of protests at college campuses across the country demanding changes to the ways that schools approach racial diversity, we asked Youth Radio’s alumni network — and their friends — to share their own stories about campus life. What we got back were perspectives that put the campus movements into context. Here are four of those responses….
My dad was a wide receiver in high school. My older brother was MVP. And when I joined the team my freshman year, my teammates and coaches had high expectations. But my play was not MVP material.
Laurent Scotto di Uccio, who teaches 5th grade French, asks his students, “I don’t know if you know, but something happened in Paris and in Lebanon not long ago. Did you hear about it?”