Slavery and Grooming

“What’s on your mind?” Mats asked Abi. She looked like she was thinking about something. “Downtrodden doozies and winded waxers.” “I’m sure you’re going to explain what you mean.” “Downtrodden doozies are people who are mistreated because they are thought to be troublesome, difficult or problematic. When slaves rebelled against their masters, they were seen as troublesome… Read More Slavery and Grooming

Shackles

As she read the two volume autobiography of Olaudah Equiano, she was reminded of how fortunate she was.  She was a black, educated woman who was able to go to the university of her choice and become what she had always dreamed of.   She and her parents left the West Indies for a better life in America.   Her… Read More Shackles

Academic Streaming

“University isn’t the place for you.  You’re better off taking applied courses.  I can recommend some and where you can go to do them.” When Carol heard these words, she felt as though her guidance counselor had picked her up and tossed her into the sea, leaving her adrift in the waves of emotions of disbelief… Read More Academic Streaming