The recent white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, has some people shaken up that racism could exist in 2017. But the truth is that racism never left in the first place — even in liberal places.
Each new piece is a way for me to connect to an identity that was stripped from me.
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.
The moment I stepped into a group home, I felt like it was a mistake.
I used to dream of [adoption]. Having a mom and dad, siblings to play with, a dog. But when I hit twelve, I realized that I was getting old and adoption probably would never happen for me.
The moment I stepped into a group home when I was 12, I felt like it was a mistake. There I was, with about a dozen other teen boys. On my very first day, I got into a fight during a basketball game.
“Simple things like bringing in the voting machine and let the students practice it” can help students feel more prepared to vote.