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Top Voted Pride & Prejudice Articles

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Dear Peers This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Dear Peers, I used to look up to you. I used to try to get your attention. I used to want to fit in by wearing weird clothes and listening to all the lies you’d tell me. I used to laugh at jokes that weren’t funny. I used to let you copy... (more »)
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Homeschool Blues This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
I get stereotyped a lot. When I meet someone for the first time, we’ll be talking about movies, music, or summer jobs – then, the dreaded question: “So, where do you go to school?” I shift slightly. I know how they’re going to ­react. I... (more »)
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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 »)
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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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Why Does Your Hair Grow Like That? This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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You are eight years old and have no idea what is going on. You know you are going somewhere and that it's for the best. At least, that's what it seemed like at the going-away party. They told you that you are headed to a place where the... (more »)
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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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You’re Not the Only Ones This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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I am an African European who was born in London, and it never ceases to amaze me how ignorant some people can be. Throughout my life people have always asked me how I could be black if I am British. It's almost as if they think that all Caucasians... (more »)
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You Better Listen This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Asian - it's a label, a stereotype. “God, what an Asian.” “Aren't Asians supposed to be smart? What happened to you?” I can't stop it, and even if I tried, everybody would just say, as they always have, “It's not you, it's... (more »)
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Courage Sleeps in the Canyon This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Looking out the window, I notice the beautiful glow from what is left of the sun as it melts into the horizon. The remaining layer of light fills up the little valley between the freeway and my neighborhood and turns orange as it hits the red tile... (more »)
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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 »)
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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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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 »)
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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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Someday
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Someday I will be able To march down the streets With my flag flying high Someday I can walk down the Isle in my Perfect gown Someday I won’t awake at night Screaming and crying From nightmares Someday I won’t get yelled... (more »)
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Defining Me This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Three months before I left the U.S. for a one-year visit in China, I thought about leaving my friends, my house, my pet, my team – my everything. I thought about being in a country where people would call me by my real name, Yiwen, the name I... (more »)
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No Laughing Matter
Fag. Queer. That's so gay. Lesbo. These are words that have become everyday vocabulary for many teens. My current school is extremely tolerant, and a progressive school so many of the ideas is revolutionary in certain ways. I left my school for a... (more »)
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