By Ian Kennedy Contemporary popular debates about race and racism are caught in a difference of assumptions. On the one hand, Ta-Nehisi Coates’ article “The First White President” in the October 2017 issue of The Atlantic exemplifies the systemic view: white supremacy and racism are perpetrated by all members who share a particular identification, leveling [...]
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By Ian Thompson If one had asked you why your career in the arts never flourished, you would have shrugged perplexedly. the stub on your right foot— what remained of a toe you’d sheared off to avoid being drafted—a sign of the madness that all geniuses must possess. Today, I read about a sculptor who [...]
Poet Leigh Sugar "Future Tense" Helen will practice gestures to quiet the futures she promised herself as a child: I will one day be a police- officer or a princess, she’d committed, standing on the living-room coffee table all tutu and headband and wand. It is always time for dress-up somewhere, she will reason, all [...]
Beyond Non-Discrimination: A Critical Examination of School Safety, Support, and Inclusion of Transgender Youth
Author By J.M. Bendett Abstract This paper is part of a larger work focusing on the safety and support of transgender students in private schools throughout New York City. The greater work centers the recognition and visibility for transgender, gender independent, and gender non-conforming identities in a school context and explores the production of social [...]