The hour and a half I sat through “13th” was one of the most eye-opening of my life. What angers me most is how the justice system, so clearly demonstrated in this doc, is still hurting people of color and abusing minority communities.
But what exactly is racism? How does it differ from related terms, such as prejudice or discrimination? I asked a few teens and looked up some official definitions.
In this issue of VOX Investigates, we tackle a variety of issues relating to race that affect Atlanta teenagers — from the school-to-prison pipeline to social media and racial beauty standards. We have made it our mission to try to include as many voices and perspectives as possible, but we also realize that is truly impossible for us to represent every viewpoint, issue and racial identity that exists within the city. It is not our intent to exclude anyone, nor do we consider this issue a definitive look at race in Atlanta; instead, we hope our work is just one part of a larger ongoing dialogue that needs to occur within our communities.
If I’m black you’re silver?
Okay I’ll be brown but why are you now pinker?
Wait so let me get this straight
As long as I’m different then I don’t equate?
We are all a little racist. It is not just a matter of black and white Or colors that do not blend in with the night It is the monster that hides away in our brains Driving our ingrained judgement insane. We are all a little racist. There is no predator there is no prey […]
Teens at the Latin American Association’s Latino Youth Leadership Conference spoke up about identity, leadership and community.
I walked out of the Hyatt Regency where the GA Democrats held their election night party with my head in my hands and tears welling in my eyes. I was defeated. I called an Uber to bring me home, and removed each of the buttons and pins and stickers from my jacket, just in case my driver was for the other candidate.
The most recent offering from the dynamic duo partnership between Netflix and Marvel, “Luke Cage,” is a love letter to Harlem, and more specifically black culture, and features many cameos from prominent people.
Today felt filled with lament and mourning — mourning the loss of all the social progress that has been made for anyone who isn’t a white, heterosexual male in the top 1 percent of the economy.
What will happen to me in this world?
‘Merica, a mistake in the making.
Planting drugs in my community.
Whatever happened to our “equal opportunity”?