Let’s discuss our ignorance and improve

Kyanna Joseph
Elmwood Park, NJ

An Excerpt from a recent essay I wrote for a class at Quinnipiac University:
I feel as if people expect me to speak on behalf of the whole black population and I feel as if people tip toe around the words they say around me as if not to offend me. I don’t want this. I want to be offended in the most frustrating way ever, but not so that I can have a new enemy, but so that there is room for correction. When someone says something stupid out loud, they give others the opportunity to correct their statement. If we continue to keep our ignorance inside we will never be able to fully experience the knowledge that is waiting at our doorstep.

 

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