SMH

  • temple

    i want to add that as a child i had more than a few interactions with teachers that affected me in ways that a child isn’t equipped to handle. as an adult I can say that those teachers were unconsciously ignorant. still the outcome was that while the teacher got to remain blissfully ignorant of my particular american ethnicity, i–the child–had to learn to navigate their unexamined bias.

  • temple

    a family member was told that he would be “let go” from a summer job at an amusement park (picking up trash & emptying bins) if he didn’t cut off his locks. This reporter wouldn’t be allowed to work in many places because of her natural hair.

    no sarcasm intended, but I do sometimes wonder what’s so frightening about hair.

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