“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?
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