“When she was in fifth grade, Regina Mason received a school assignment that would change her life: to connect with her country of origin. That night, she went home and asked her mother where they were from.
“She told me about her grandfather who was a former slave,” Mason tells Fresh Air’s Terry Gross. “And that blew me away, because I’m thinking, ‘Slavery was like biblical times. It wasn’t just a few generations removed.’ ”
What if White people could see the way the world looks to Black people?
Poet and artist Rupi Kaur on how she conquered Instagram with a photograph that challenged taboos around women’s bodies.
Steve Locke’s essay about being detained by police on his way to work.
No, We Won’t Calm Down – Tone Policing Is Just Another Way to Protect Privilege