Chris did not deserve the persecution of the people around him. He did not deserve to be pushed to his brink.
When the girls began to write, it was evident they could communicate their despair through these pieces. I was so proud to see people in my generation be so aware of the issues in the world and be able to talk in a calm manner about how it’s affecting their families.
Hearing that refugees fleeing terrorism will be denied entry to the United States because they call themselves Muslim, angers me — to say the least. If racism and xenophobia are unfounded weapons President Trump plans to use to bat away terrorism, or at the very least people’s fear of the Other, then we will respond with protest and resistance, with colorful hijabs and Arabic that rolls off the tongue.
“It’s a great shock to realize you’re black” in America. And me being raised in white suburbia, that line is all too true.
Atlanta-area teens share their thoughts about what race means to them in this day and age at an event VOX held at the Center for Civil and Human Rights.
This peaceful protest, which included a march from the Center for Civil & Human Rights to the Liberty Plaza at the Georgia state capitol, was a time for people of all kinds to come out, look beyond their differences, and make their voices heard about various human rights.
I was supposed to be a fly on the wall
Just an unbiased observer
But when the chants turn gospels
And the streets of Atlanta turn to holy
You must become congregation…
Protesters’ signs shouted what it seemed they could not say enough times. These were the messages they plastered onto cardboard boxes and poster board so the world would see what they meant — so the world could see how much they meant it.
Today I had the pleasure of attending one of the most uplifting events I’ve ever been to in my life. This was the Atlanta March for Social Justice & Women.
In many movies set in the Civil Rights era, women of color are the wives and sisters, and they are in the back. But in “Hidden Figures,” the women are front, center and launching a man into space.