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Journals 2017-03-30T21:48:13+00:00

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is to realize!

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Revisit

again and again

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Reimagine...

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and Remember.

Journals

How many of us, throughout our lives, or on occasion have kept a personal diary, a journal, or a chronicle of sorts. Perhaps, our professional status necessitates a living record of what we think, say, do or did. Certainly historians can and will tell our tale, even if only anecdotally. Friends and family might do a better job. Surely, societal and private filters change perceptions. That said, biographical data does not replace a first-hand accounting.

Walk with us as we open our doors. Turn the keys. How did each of us come to be? Who are we and why?

  • Read our stories.
  • Share your own.
  • It is never too late to learn from our past, to better understand the present, and to build the finest of futures.
2016-11-29T17:39:07+00:00

Denial of The Right To An Education

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Youth of African descent have been systemically denied an right to an education through the school-to-prison pipeline and their parents have been stripped of their right to self-determine the kind of education given to their children through privatization.1 The Federal government, under No Child Left [...]

2016-11-29T17:39:09+00:00

The Grand Jury Process—The Judicial Explicitness of Implicit Bias

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Less than two seconds. Let that sink in. It took less than two seconds to make, What a Grand Jury rules is a legally reasonable decision. The patrol car was still rolling onto the scene. And yet, the Officer, Timothy Loehmann, pleads, He shouted four [...]

2016-11-29T17:39:09+00:00

As a Minority Student at Mizzou, The Racial Tensions There Didn’t Surprise Me

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This week’s events at the University of Missouri don’t surprise me one bit. As a graduate student in Mizzou’s journalism school with a Japanese and Jewish background, I know what it’s like to be a minority. There, I am regularly reminded that I am different. Without [...]

2016-11-29T17:39:09+00:00

My University Studies Haven’t Saved Me From Homelessness and Hunger

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Food and housing insecurity do not disappear from people’s lives when they go to college. There is this damaging misconception that once you get to college – once you’re on an upwardly mobile, higher-education track – you magically have the same resources and opportunities as everyone [...]

2016-11-29T17:39:10+00:00

dear (future) school official: my son will be absent

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By Tiffany Rose Smith | Originally Published at Rose With Words. October 27, 2015 dear (future) school official: my son will be absent because in our house we teach him to respect others, but also stand up for himself and those in need. we do not want [...]