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America's Typical White Girl
By , Cupertino, CA
I’m white. Caucasian. Whatever you want to call me. I am from European descent—Ireland and Germany to be specific. My skin is the color of a flour tortilla, embellished with brown freckles and a few scabs. I’m white. That’s usually the... (more »)
The World In Which We Live
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I was recently in a Mock Trial class, where we were going to work on a fairytale case, just for fun. We list of some fairytales and possible crimes in them. Some of them surprised me. I didn't think there would be so much sexual assault in... (more »)
The Dress Code
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As the temperature rises, so do hemlines and the suspension rate. Students are suspended for violating school dress codes by wearing outfits that are deemed ‘showing too much skin’. It is argued that revealing clothing is distracting, but some... (more »)
Why We Shouldn't "Ban Bossy"
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There’s a campaign going on at the moment, backed by women as influential and diverse as Condoleezza Rice, Beyoncé, and Sheryl Sandberg. The movement would have us ban the word “bossy” from everyday discourse, and especially prevent the... (more »)
Wasian and Proud
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In my sixteen years I have been called several things; smart, beautiful, mature, gifted. These praises are a catalyst for a self-esteem boost. I feel beautiful, effervescent, unstoppable. Just as often I hear the cruel words: mutt, wasian, chink,... (more »)
The Shade Wars
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“When I was like five years old I would pray to be light skinned…” Keke Palmer has experienced what many black girls and women alike go through in today’s society. Colorism, the act of passing judgment on a person based on the color of... (more »)
Me? I'm a TEENAGER'.
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Sweet teen and trendy.Excuse me mama,no stepping on my toes this time.I keep stealing to wear you jewellries because you dont buy me one.So,don't complain.Somehow,you've got to accept the fact that I'm growing up now.I need my... (more »)
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I Want a Book with a Black Protagonist
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I like to read stories, good stories, mostly ones like Harry Potter. I don't like vampires much or werewolves even, in fact i think they've gotten a bit boring now. One thing I truly enjoy is reading a book where the protagonist is... (more »)
Unequal Equality
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In 2014, inequality should be a thing of the past. Women shouldn't have to live in fear of men, people of certain races shouldn't still have to face racial slurs and people who are homosexual should be allowed to do something as simple... (more »)
A Word's Place in the World This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Editor's Note: Occasionally we get a submission that makes us wonder how it will be received by teens and teachers across the country. After consulting with our Teacher Advisory Board, we found overwhelming support for publishing this piece. We... (more »)
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Hope in the Midst of Prejudice This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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About ten years ago my dad was pastor in a church near Charleston. Two centuries ago,this was a prominent area in the slave industry, and after the Civil War, many harbored hateful attitudes toward blacks. Families passed down this legacy of... (more »)
Stand Up For What You Believe In This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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There are some experiences that have such an impact they change your life forever. The tragedy that occurred on September 11th was certainly one of those. After the bombing, my mom and brother forbade my grandmother to leave the house because... (more »)
Hurry Up and Buy This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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The supermarket was blackened with age, and had been ambushed by spray paint's fury. Some say Kennedy stopped there once. Broken liquor bottles and their spilled poison adorned the ground, creating stains. A wiry man sat in a shiny red Camaro... (more »)
The Weed This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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The glass doors flew open with the wind. I heard laughing, voices and then silence. I looked up from my Wendy's Greek Pita and saw a group of young African- Americans in front of me. As I scanned the group, I realized their silence was directed... (more »)
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Blood Relatives This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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All my life I wondered why my father's parents chose to disregard me and my brothers, their grandchildren. They don't consider us family because our mother is black; they call us "half-breeds." Even if we were Orthodox Jews like them, they... (more »)
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Unexpected Prejudice This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Prejudice is far from extinct; it lurks in the dark shadows of school hallways. It waits for someone to hurt, someone whose only crime was being born a certain way. No matter how much we refuse to acknowledge the fact, it will never go away - it... (more »)
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