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Sticking With Black Lives Matter

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When I hear someone say, “Black Lives Matter,” I wonder: Really? Or is it just something you say without thinking? When a Black person gets shot by a cop, many people of color talk about it—but only for a day or two. I want to do more than say that Black lives matter: I want […]

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#blackinbrooklyntech

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I’m a Bengali junior at Brooklyn Tech, one of the most competitive public high schools in New York City. Last January, our school got national media attention for a hashtag, #blackinbrooklyntech, that gathered stories of racism experienced by Black students. The first time I became aware of what Black students were facing was two years […]

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Straight Girl Stands Up for Gays

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In 5th grade, I had a friend who told me that she was bisexual. I had no idea what it was and I asked her. “It means I like boys, but I like girls too,” my 12-year-old friend told me. I had never heard of such a thing and I found it intriguing, since I […]

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