With the acuity and instinct of the precocious child, she knew what I couldn’t bear facing– what name might wound me. “Cracker.”
How can you read these without weeping?
Education is our institution of last resort, the final refuge of opportunity and equality. And all of that is threatened, but not yet lost.
A lesson in the courage to face the world as it is, and the strength to carry on.
He’s been bullied enough for looking Asian that he’s not interested in dating Asian women, until a friend’s transformation makes him think again.
I remember his easy grin, the sound of his laugh…
For Mike Copperman, a family hike turned into a realization of the roles he and his father share in each other’s lives.
His school days are years in the past, but cruel comments by unthinking teens bring the pain of bullying back for Michael Copperman.
Michael Copperman talks about the hope and rewards that come from teaching at-risk students.
Michael Copperman finds that the right moment to mentor usually comes on the way to somewhere else.