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Sep 19 2017
7

This comment is a treasure. Thank you for sharing. I taught in East Oakland and the Panthers’ legacy is still felt there.

May 1 2017
5

I’m not white, but I am also not black. 20/24 of my students are black, though. The single biggest factors that have helped me grow as a teacher are: Read more

Mar 25 2017
1

It’s nice to something so genuinely joyful these days.

Jan 24 2017
4

That’s horrific. This was still happening well into living memory, it’s jarring to see people try to whitesplain it as “Well, she probably didn’t read the waiver.” Read more

Sep 3 2016
1

I’m from nearby Apple Valley and I concur. (Apple Valley is also a shithole.)

Dec 12 2015
1

Oh yeah, she went after me right out of the gate. It was bizarre, but seemed so random that I just avoided her. I had no idea it was her until yesterday. We never had a beef before. The whole thing was gross and she acted in complete bad faith. Read more

Sep 18 2015
18

Yes, I would like it explained to the whole communities (many of which are POC communities)in which these kind of honorifics are extremely important. Read more

Jul 27 2015
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#3 almost certainly had opiates, cocaine, or both. Not even joking.

Mar 10 2015
3

I asked someone at a coffee shop nearby why the shelter hadn't changed its name yet and she looked at me like she didn't know what I was talking about. Read more

Nov 14 2014
1

That sounds like the most uncomfortable thing ever. I mean, I would probably be more comfortable in an actual Klan rally because there would be less cognitive dissonance involved.