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.
Ian Anderson noon, March 28
Dave Rice 11:30 a.m., March 28
Lisa Bruhn 10:04 a.m., March 28
Walter Mencken 9:15 a.m., March 28
Daniel Powell 7 a.m., March 28
Don Bauder 7:21 p.m., March 27
Don Bauder 4:30 p.m., March 27
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