I have to agree that I'm not sure what this story is about-- except a lot of public soul-searching. It's one thing to use yourself as a subject, but using your children's experiences to explore your own issues about race seems exploitative to me as a mom. Next time consider more real research and a clearer topic. (And I would make sure my daughter NEVER saw the cover of this story. )
What was the purpose of this article? Terrible job by E. Salaam and terrible job by The Reader. I feel offended by the cover and annoyed I wasted my time with this horribly written article.
As a black woman, formerly a black girl, I was extremely offended by the cover and title. It is disgusting that the reader would put out anything that offensive. It does show how the color of a person's skin or the type of hair associated with their race still matters greatly in this country. Whether or not E. Salaam had control over the cover, she did have control over writing that article that lacked any substance.
Matt Potter 4:30 p.m., Nov. 30
Carlos Bey 3:30 p.m., Nov. 30
Bob McPhail 1:30 p.m., Nov. 30
Ruth Newell 12:26 p.m., Nov. 30
Dave Rice 11:30 a.m., Nov. 30
Barbarella Fokos 11 a.m., Nov. 30
Garrett Harris 8 p.m., Nov. 29
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