Extra, Extra! Here’s a Seat, but with Exceptions
Even when former foster youth meet all the requirements for rewarding opportunities, glass ceilings and exceptions are still in place, says Youth Voice writer Aliyah Zeien.
Improving Low-Quality Mental Health Services From Within the Foster Care System
Many former foster youth avoid mental health services because of the low-quality care they received, writes Aliyah Zeien.
Racism is a Familiar Fear
Racism and inequality have plagued this nation for hundreds of years. Racism here in the South is a familiar fear. Racism and discrimination exist in the education system, in the health care system when Black mothers don’t receive proper care, sports when our Black bodies are looked at as only tokens to win games, in shopping centers when my darker-skinned brothers are followed from entry to exit, in the prison system when mass incarceration and false charges usually apply to African-Americans, rather than Caucasians, in employment when my name could determine whether I get called for the interview or not.