All Further Articles for 2019-06-07
Teach Your Children Well: Valedictorian Silenced For Naming Trayvon and Tamir
Speaking Truth To Power 101: In an impromptu morality play, Dallas valedictorian and Iranian refugee Rooha Haghar insisted on giving her graduation speech denouncing the murders of black people even after her principal said it didn't meet school guidelines. When she defied him, he killed her mic, a moment - oh irony - that promptly went viral. So did her eloquent, subversive message: Our failed system will persist "if we speak only when our speech falls within guidelines."