‘Weaving Destiny,’ An Essay about Hair

  |  Topic: Atlanta Teen Voices, Editor Picks, Girl Code, Identity, My Story, Race/Ethnicity
Written By: Tulani Reeves-Miller
"Day Dreaming" by Tulani Reeves-Miller, 18

Preparing for my 10-hour commitment, I set my moisturizer, shea butter and laptop on the corner of the mahogany dining room table. As daylight faded into darkness, I sat, parting my freshly washed hair into square sections and attaching the synthetic hair to the roots of my natural hair like my late aunt Holly taught me.

Teens Make Video about Racial Profiling by Police

  |  Topic: Atlanta Teen Voices, Editor Picks, Race/Ethnicity, Videos
Written By: Lainey McCord, Hannah Searles, Jacob Sencer and Katherine Shue, Paideia School Junior High
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Our class is studying various issues related to race in today’s society. For our class project, we chose to create a video that shows how racial profiling affects each person of color, regardless of his or her economic background.

What Do Teens Have to Say to this Year’s U.S. Presidential Candidates?

  |  Topic: Editor Picks, Opinion, Politics, Race/Ethnicity, Videos
Written By: Mikael Trench
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I was lucky enough to create a video from an event where teens from metro Atlanta spoke their true, uncensored thoughts about this year’s presidential election and the issues they believe the candidates should tackle head on.

I Am Racist and So Are You

  |  Topic: Culture, Editor Picks, Identity, Personal, Race/Ethnicity, VOX Investigates
Written By: Sharah Hutson
internalized racism

When I learned that I would be attending a college where 75.9 percent of the student body is composed of white people, I immediately found myself anxious about whether my blackness would be accepted. I shaved off my hair, telling people “I just want a new start.” But I really did it because I did not want to face the awkward looks in the dorm’s bathroom.