Reflection: Heteronormativity

One thing that came out of our class discussion on April 10th was the discussion of “coming out”. The question that seems to be asked the most frequently to put this into perspective is; “when did you come out to your parents as straight?” The simple answer is that you didn’t. Being straight is something that […]

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Worlds Apart

I am a product of a law enforcement family. I am also identified as a middle class white woman. I am an “average American” by any definition of the term. I have had access to the “American dream” from the beginning. In the book Between the World and Me Ta-Nehisi Coates refers to the “Dream”. […]

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One Racist Act

While reading Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Between the World and Me, I could not wrap my head around what was being said. Not because it was something I could not comprehend, but because I will never experience anything like the injustices faced by Coates. The book is written as a letter to his teenage son. Part cautionary […]

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