This view has been mine for almost two years. I see this site 8-10 hours every day. Most of the time there are students in the seats. When the seats are empty I feel the gravity of their presence even more.
This moment in time was after kids were talking about The Kite Runner. 17 year olds – most middle of the middle class. Most white. Most girls…discussing real issues about situations and stories they will never experience. Experiences I will never experiences. Phrases were flying and discussion was actually happening amid lulls.
And then she raised her hand and said, “it’s made me check my privilege a little bit more”.