My prep school reckoning

Off the Beat

I’d been ignorant about so many of my classmates’ experiences. Where had I been while so many other incidents of racism and classism had gone on?
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Certainly uncertain

American Pie?

“American Pie?” is my amateur attempt at asking and answering what I want to be; rather than exploring how much pie I can have, I ask how much I will eat.
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Fighting it out

American Pie?

I imagine our skirmishes are proof that empathy grows alongside the outbursts. We absorb each other’s feelings and project them outward again.
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Trails of smoke

Cal in Color

The privilege of patriotism is a luxury that Black Americans cannot afford. America prides itself on freedom, and yet treats its BIPOC as second class.
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Venturing into vulnerability

American Pie?

We ought to venture inside, to see what vulnerability we can discover within ourselves without the performative exhibitionism encouraged by our world.
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Hi my name is …

Fresh Off the BART

We all change our culturally tied names to make them more palatable for the United States. A name is a beautiful thing — it should never be thrown away.
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