Annie Berman, Northhampton, MA. Smith College This is what it means to be a good ally. It is not POC’s job to be the only ones constantly asserting that their lives matter. Silence can be a powerful tool of resistance and empowerment, but not when white people who think race does not concern them choose […]
Allison G. Hawthorne, York, PA. We all have to get up walk out our front doors and stand up and speak out, so our voices are heard. We have to vote. We have to stop being complacent. Sometimes I feel weary of struggling, when are we all going to be just human?
Nicholas Howe, Northhampton, MA. Smith College I attended a mixed-race suburban public high school in Connecticut, where I competed on both the swim team and the track team in the late 80’s. Only one member of the swim team was African American, and his race was the elephant in the room that nobody would talk […]
Sharon Lo, East Lansing, MI.
Syrcharles Rounds Shreveport, LA You grow up learning not to tell [snitch]. Wonder if you should risk dying and tell, or be quiet and let crime continue?
William ‘Wes’ Tolbert Louisville, KY
Yochanan Kushnir New York City, NY Manhattan The answer is drowned in silence and pain.
Heike Johnson King City, CA
Alexis C. Oakland, CA Student of Ms. Tunik at Bishop O’ Dowd High School in Oakland, Ca.
Ryan DeWitt Denver, CO Is justice truly attainable in these circumstances if you can silence the other voice before it speaks?