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The Sugarcoating of Native American History
Holes in history.
author image When Andrew takes an AP Human Geography course, he learns about how Native Americans were, and continue to be, oppressed and mistreated. He continues to learn about their plight, and writes this story to raise awareness.

I learned about Christopher Columbus in elementary school, sitting with the other 2nd graders on a checkered carpet of many vibrant colors... [more]

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Trump’s Spiteful Transgender Ban Atl writes an opinion piece about why he believes Trump’s announcement to ban transgender people from the military is discriminatory and lacks foundation. [more]
Why I Feel Less American Than White People Ria examines how black people have been historically oppressed from after the Civil War to the present. “Slavery and legal segregation are still affecting us,” she writes. [more]
Raising My Voice Against Racism “Being Chinese felt like a bad kind of different, like a crack in a wall,” writes Winnie. Determined to push back against the racist remarks she encounters, Winnie takes action and writes a play. [more]
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Colin Kaepernick Is the two-time NFC champion quarterback not getting offered a contract because he’s being punished for his activism against racism? Toyloy presents his case for why he believes that he is. [more]
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I’ll Work Hard So America Is Safer for All The writer moved here from Mexico when she was 4, and now at 21, she feels proud to be living here. But our new president has made her afraid of being deported. [more]
Speaking My Truth As a reporter for her school newspaper, Aishamanne is accused of being angry and “ranting” about race. After discussing this with friends, she concludes it’s important for her to speak her truth, no matter what others think. [more]
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Learning to Breathe Again As the writer grows up, she witnesses her father’s abuse of her mother. After intervening in one of their fights, her father moves out and she learns about abuse prevention through a job. [more]
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One Teen’s Fight Against Child Sex Trafficking Melvin Pichardo profiles Victoria Pannell, a New York City high school teenager, who advocates for survivors of child sex trafficking. [more]
Too Fat or Too Thin The writer's family consistently taunts her about her shape and eating habits. She summons the confidence to stand up to their negative talk. [more]
Six Weeks in Thailand When Brianna visits Khon Kaen through an intercultural exchange program, she learns to be more independent. “This trip helped me discover that despite my natural inclination to be shy, I am capable of doing courageous things.” [more]
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