The Spatial Demarcation

“Police set parameters for where individuals could loiter or commit crime.” (Rios, 2011) The author of the book Punished, Victor Rios, created an image of the lives of Black and Latino boys. Individuals do not really understand what others go through until you are in that situation yourself. A boy that came from the same…

Shattering Cultural Norms: Where Do We Begin?

I remember the first time it was whispered in my ear as I sat in math class in the 9th grade. My friend leaned over and said, “Chris is a fag, did you hear?” Yes, I had noticed Chris’s distinctive “feminine” swagger and how he would throw his hands up in a flamboyant way every … Continue reading Shattering Cultural Norms: Where Do We Begin?