Day: June 6, 2020

‘This is my generation’s civil rights movement’

“When I started high school, they assumed that every negative stereotype of black kids was true of me. They just looked at me and saw a black girl at an inner-city school and assumed I wasn’t smart. … It was a struggle to navigate the school the whole four years. It felt as if my intelligence and ability were decided for me, and they automatically put me in remedial classes.”

In this post, she writes about the killing of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis in May, the ensuring protests and how she sees them as her generation’s civil rights

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