Tag Archives: racism

The Innocent Racist – Elaina Portugal – 2-05-2018

The Innocent Racist  – Elaina Portugal “Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” Maya Angelou The sun beat down on our backs; sweat trickled along our hairlines making us scratch. Sweaty … Continue reading

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Picking up the Pieces — Anonymous Guest – 12/5/2016

Picking up the Pieces December 5, 2016 There’s a word for what I’m becoming, but I can’t think of it. A Critic? No … a skeptic? No, that’s not right either. Hold on, let me check a thesaurus … Ah, … Continue reading

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The Day After- Elaina – November 9th, 2016

The Day After -Elaina Portugal November 9th, 2016 Dear Mr. Trump- Congratulations on winning the most coveted job in the world. Today I had to go to work and face my students, students who were not in your camp. I … Continue reading

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That’s What Matters — Tatyana – 8/24/2016

#ThatsWhatMatters August 24, 2016 Do you believe black lives matter? Do you believe white lives matter? Do you believe all lives matter? Well, I’m here to tell you that your answers, be they affirmative or not, don’t matter. Why? Because … Continue reading

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Race to the Finish — Colleen – 8/12/2016

Race to the Finish 12 August 2016 Look at this photo of my classmates and me from 1969. I’m four years old, and it’s a preschool at Brandeis University in Boston. I’m the one with dark pigtails and a soul-piercing … Continue reading

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Everybody Eyeballs — Mary – 2/24/2016

Everybody Eyeballs February 24, 2016 Recently I read an article where an Ohio boy was suspended from school for staring at a girl. They both consented to it, because the girl giggled, the boy said. Who put that idea in … Continue reading

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Because He Has Big Balls? – Elaina – 1/29/16

Because He Has Big Balls? – Elaina Portugal January 29th, 2016 Dear Reader- I typically stay out of the political arena when it comes to OYOL, but this Presidential campaign has me scratching my head wondering about where we are … Continue reading

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