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It’s always awkward when kids I know come in as customers. The underlying context is clear: Instead of being out having a good time on a Saturday night, I’m at work, serving them.
Since Lockett’s story was released we’ve received several responses on Facebook of people sharing their personal experiences to their reactions, here are some of those comments.
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.
Major news outlets rely heavily on captivating headlines to attract readers. And some media companies go so far as to use A/B testing, which turns headline writing into a numbers game.
Well-intentioned, the tech world’s obsession with efficiency is more likely to hurt than help when it comes to incarceration, author…