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America, Don't Give Me a Gun: Love, a Teacher

This is what I learned from that conversation with my students: an armed teacher in the classroom re-contextualizes that space. It destroys the relationship between teacher and student and attempts to conflate two very different occupations – teacher and officer of the state. To arm teachers in the classroom is a foolish notion at best and a death sentence at worst.

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Charlottesville: A Weekend Of Terror

We began to hear that the fascists were threatening to "burn the town down," news which prompted those who were able to evacuate, and those who were left to hope that Redneck Revolt could patrol neighborhoods, scrambling to keep ourselves safe against these roaming caravans of brutal racists.

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