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One of our TUMI sites is located in one of the most violent prisons in the state of California. Thanks to the efforts of a visionary, transformational warden, the doors were opened for us to launch TUMI on the Special Needs Yard (SNY), where prisoners are housed who are in danger because of the nature of their offenses or the gang structure of the prison.
When I was a student at Minneapolis North High School, Rev. Jesse Jackson ran for President. He even came to our school and had a rally in the gymnasium.
Many of us are familiar with the quote by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, “Well-behaved women seldom make history.” The women whose legacies have influenced my life, my passions, and my ambitions were not “well-behaved,” as society in their respective times would have defined it.
This week in the news, a predominantly White (or possibly all-White, I don’t know) fraternity at the University of Oklahoma was caught on tape yelling an impassioned, racist chant at the top of their lungs.
This past week I have been wrestling with an issue that has haunted me my whole life: fatherlessness.