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.
I’ve been interning at a tech company that makes mobile apps. Being young, black and Muslim, it’s a little intimidating working in a place without many people of color.
School dress codes are about more than just spaghetti straps — they may also reinforce disparities rooted in race, class, and gender.
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.
Listen in as Berkeley High Students discuss what it feels like to have their school become a protest zone for white supremacists… again.
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?
“[I] seized the opportunity of an open call to be a part of the Indian Student Association fashion show on campus as a model… Despite my different racial identity, this made me feel accepted as a minority for the first time at Cal Poly.”
I was six when I met my mom for the first time. We were at the Oakland Zoo at an event where people meet foster kids. This tall, caucasian woman walked up to me and offered to get me a slice of pizza.
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.