Photo by Milan Loiacono I knew it was a problem when the birds started to sing … as I started to get ready for bed. Most everyone in my life has told me I’ll grow out of it; nocturnality is an element of youth that will fade under the strict regularity of a 9-to-5 job. But I’ve done 9-to-5, and it hasn’t gone away; more than that, I don’t want it to. It’s not a question … [Read more...] about Letter From the Editor
Graphic by Nate BartonMy stomach churned as I scrolled through headline after headline bashing Jews, Blacks and immigrants. The only exceptions were articles that were too busy praising Anglo-Saxon superiority. I felt sick.A few hours after the Sept. 8 edition of the Graphic was distributed, I received an email from a coworker saying we had accidentally published an ad from a … [Read more...] about Accidents Are Not Excuses
Graphic by Falon OpsahlMy boyfriend asked if he could go after him, the man staring at us. I said “no.” I knew violence was not the answer. My heart dropped. My boyfriend’s hands shook, and rage was etched into his face. We sat there with a bitter taste in our mouths and stomachs that no longer craved the food for which we had been starving just moments … [Read more...] about When Racism Strikes, Are You Ready?
Image by Falon Opsahl Editor's Note: This article was originally published in a special section on race in the Graphic. For a long time when I was young, I thought I was White. That’s common among my kind (that is, transracial, transnational adoptees). Different skin color than my White parents. Race didn’t really come up in conversation. My mom even says today, “I … [Read more...] about A Thousand Little Cuts
Image by Falon Opsahl Editor's Note: This article was originally published in a special section on race in the Graphic. Time and time again, I find myself being a part of, or witnessing, a conversation about race that involves people of color getting angry and the other side, the majority, becoming defensive. When that happens, the conversation ends and absolutely … [Read more...] about Let’s Turn Race into a Conversation, Not a Debate