Five years ago, Eric Garner, uttered his last words “I can’t breathe” on a Staten Island sidewalk as a New York City Police Department officer, Daniel Pantaleo, placed him in a chokehold. Eric Garner was a father of six and a grandfather of three. But, beyond that, Garner was a black man who fell victim… Continue reading Black Families in America Are Scared, Why Aren’t We Helping?
Racial disparity in the United States often echoes the trials of social injustice that framed American history. The same issues leaders like Martin Luther King Jr. fought for still render African-Americans paralyzed today. Even as a new decade approaches, Black people in America are still struggling with employment, education, poverty, the criminal justice system, and… Continue reading How Insulin Uncovers Institutional Racism
Earlier this month, a gunman entered two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand and killed 50 Muslims during Friday prayer. The gunman has been named by several newspapers, but, New Zealand’s Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, has refused to name him. Therefore, his name will not be mentioned. The gunman was a white male terrorist. He was… Continue reading The Plague We Don’t Mention
Change is shoring up to Miami but it’s disguising itself as flourishing development whilst doing it at the expense of the minorities who’ve built the city. This change has rippled through several metropolitan hubs but has never sailed to the south. This is gentrification-- and it’s leaving a bitter taste in Miami’s mouth. Condos have… Continue reading How Gentrification Mirrors Segregation
For over ten years, my life was paralyzed with an education that focused on the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit. Every morning, we sang the pledge of allegiance and then shifted our right hand from our heart to our forehead, chest, and shoulders. In fifth grade, I was threatened with suspension when I wrote… Continue reading Catholic School, Anti-Abortion Indoctrination, and National Politics