Subramanian Shankar, University of Hawaii In the United States, inequality tends to be framed as an issue of either class, race or both. Consider, for example, criticism that Republicans' new tax plan is a weapon of "class warfare," or accusations that the recent U.S. government shutdown was racist. As an India-born novelist and scholar who [...]
by Lacey Byrne, Yellowbrick Staff Writer On January 20th, people gathered around the country for the second Annual Women’s March, marking the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump’s swearing in. The 2017 march brought record numbers of people to the capitol. Activists were hoping to keep the momentum going with events around the country this [...]
Self-esteem effects so much more than just a child’s personality. Self-esteem is one of those cyclical things. With great self-esteem tends to come confidence in their school work. With confidence in their work comes good grades. With good grades comes… high self-esteem! It is a magical thing. It can be a painful thing to watch if your little one is not as self-confident as they should be, and it can have some pretty negative consequences. So what can you do to boost their confidence?
Lacey Byrne, Yellowbrick Staff Writer At Yellowbrick, we believe in fostering conversations between parents and amongst families. There are a lot of challenging subjects out there that are tough to tackle. If you have a teenager at home, you know firsthand how hard it can be to engage them. And you can be certain that [...]
By Kimberly Yavorski The recent news cycle has been unlike any in recent memory. The U.S. has been struck by tragedies, of both natural and man-made origin. What we thought we knew has been turned on end. Neighborhoods and families have been divided by talk of us versus them. On the national stage, animosity [...]
By Paula-Elizabeth Jordan I was inspired to write this article when I had free day in that I planned to go to London to do whatever I could for the Families of Grenfell Tower. After seeing and hearing about it on the news and bursting into floods of tears every time I decided that I had [...]
Barbara Milrod, Cornell University “Lucy,” a shy, intelligent six-year-old, missed three days of school because she had stomachaches. The symptoms started the day after Lucy witnessed a loud argument while waiting for the bus with her babysitter. A “scary man” shouted at people waiting: “Watch out, you’re all going to be deported now!” Lucy didn’t [...]
It seems that we can’t escape the news, no matte where we hide. Our social media pages, televisions, and conversations are peppered with messages of intolerance, and hate. Pictures flash through our screens of people screaming, swatsikas and flags proudly displayed, torches and angry faces. As adults we have difficulty processing these strong emotions; how [...]