The Narrative We Hide: Being A Poor White Girl from the “Hood”

Earlier this week, for about the millionth time someone called me racist in a conversation in which I said I was angry about police violence and racism in the schools because I watched everyone I loved and knew go through it. Then the articles started circulating about how white people can be an ally. “Speak

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The Beautiful People that We’ve Ruined

It has taken months for me to figure out how to write this post. At first I ran away from it, avoiding it, burying it, rejecting it. Then I spent a long time trying to find a way to wrap it in a pretty bow and make it nice. It was always there in the

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The Bay Needs to Get Off Its High Horse

Techie engineers have informed me no less than three times in the last week that the tech community is progressive and open and just generally has no issues with race/class/gender etc. The Bay Area in the last decade has become the economic engine of our country, and there are people throwing rocks at Google buses

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Should be Obvious: But Here Are the Reasons the Poor are Struggling in Schools

There has been a lot of confusion about this issue, so I am going to be using my personal experience to illustrate my point. The following is the list of reasons why school was difficult for me, my family and my friends. 1) When you don’t have enough to eat it is hard to learn.

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