ThreeSixty Magazine, March 2014
It began with a simple story pitch. “I want to write about low-key racism in schools,” ThreeSixty writer Amira Warren-Yearby proposed at our first fall editorial board meeting. Our response: Tell us more.
That got the ball rolling for several students to weigh in on race-related topics—everything from judgments about listening to “white rock music” as a Somali girl, or feeling inadequate about an authentic “black identity” because of pervasive stereotypes, to mounting frustration over the “little boxes” that peers and adults force us in because of skin color, speech patterns, hairstyles, religious preferences—you name it.
On Martin Luther King Day, ThreeSixty students took it one step further by crafting their own “microaggression” signs for a photo and video display that we’re proud to unveil online and in print. Our goal with this collection of stories and visuals is simple: Let’s learn from each other.
Or as ThreeSixty writer Amolak Singh advised when asked how someone should ask about the turban he wears because of his Sikhism: “Just be polite. Watch your tone, that’s all.” Sounds like an easy place to start, right?
Also in this issue: Well-crafted features on animal therapy (Mina Yuan), exchange students (Ellie Colbert, Hannah Gordon and Ninis Widyaningrum), thrift shopping (Kimberly Martinez) and the Cedar Cultural Center (Madie Ley), along with thoughtful reflections on adoption (Lana Rubinstein), North Minneapolis prostitution (Maya Shelton-Davies) and tattoos for teenagers (Nichelle Heu). We’ve even added a delicious dollop of chocolate from Patisserie 46 (Maya Shelton-Davies) courtesy of our latest work profile.
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