It’s easier to think someone is redeemable when they don’t hurt someone you love

A photo of a barbed wire fence against a sunset sky.

Around 11 p.m. on August 27, 2019, a notification appeared on my phone. I saw through a location-sharing app that my mom was at our local hospital, and she never leaves the house at night. I called her several times. No answer. Then I called my dad. I didn’t get…

There should be no ‘right’ way to be an immigrant in order to enter into the United States

DDuring the immigration section on the second night of the July Democratic presidential debates, candidate Andrew Yang, a tech entrepreneur and a graduate of Phillips Exeter, Brown University, and Columbia Law School, said, “My father immigrated here as a graduate student and generated over 60 U.S. patents for GE and…

1. From womanish. (Opp. of “girlish,” i.e. frivolous, irresponsible, not serious.) A black feminist or feminist of color. From the black folk expression of mothers to female children, “you acting womanish,” i.e., like a woman. Usually referring to outrageous, audacious, courageous or willful behavior. Wanting to know more and in…

It’s the Grand National Debate Tournament in Washington, D.C. Exhausted from walking around in the humid D.C. heat, my roommates and I are sitting in our hotel room, ruminating over what to do. Someone mentions that our hotel has a pool.

“I can’t go swimming right now. I’m on my…

Thalia Charles

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