Student Loan Forgiveness is Good Starting Point

Student Loan Forgiveness is Good Starting Point

I’m happy to report that I finished paying my student loans before I started drawing Social Security benefits, but barely. I didn’t borrow much—about $5,000, but when I graduated, I didn’t make much—my first teaching job paid $17,000. Even adjusted for inflation, it’s still not much.

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Condemning HBCU Bomb Threats Shows Congress at Its Best

HBCU

In a rare show of bipartisanship, the U.S. Congress came together this week to condemn the recent rash of bomb threats at the nation’s historically Black colleges and universities (HBCU).

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Friends Are Friends

Friends

Friends stand up for each other

Whenever someone begins a sentence with “Some of my best friends are Black,” or I don’t see color,” I move them quickly into a category that tells me if they define their friends by color or identifiers, they’re probably talking about acquaintances, not friends.

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