education · high school · Hispanics/Latinos · teaching

A Nice White Lady?

Reading about one writer’s responses to watching the movie “Precious”, she mentioned the “nice white lady” trope and I thought, “Huh?” So, the writer, of course, added a video. As a former English teacher in NYC public high schools, I’m not even sure what to say about this video or this “trope.” I laughed but… Continue reading A Nice White Lady?

dating · hair · high school

Hair Memory

That’s me at the bottom with my two or three feet of hair. In high school, a guy came up to me in the lunch room to ask me out. And then right in the middle of doing so, he stopped and stared at my hair. “Your hair kinda reminds me of pubes,” he said.… Continue reading Hair Memory