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On Racism in a Writing Class

During my Master’s program at the University of Alabama, I took a class called Creative Non-Fiction Writing with Don Noble to meet my graduate-level language arts course requirements. A woman named L____, a graduate student in the Department of Education was also enrolled in this class. We also had an education class together, so weContinue reading “On Racism in a Writing Class”

On Being Untouchable

When I was in second grade, I and the other students in my class were forced to take part in a Thanksgiving Day performance. We were to reenact a romanticized, whitewashed version of the interaction between Native Americans and Puritans. My teacher cast the pageant by calling individual student’s names and allowing them to tellContinue reading “On Being Untouchable”

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