Admitting that you don’t know everything is a hard thing

When I asked a class of teenagers this week how long slavery existed in the United States, I was met with shrugs and nervous faces. There was no phone in sight, just empty stares.

On the seventeenth anniversary of the September 11 attacks, I realized that teenagers were the first generation to have been born after that terrible day. They only know what they heard in the distance or might have seen on YouTube.

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Abraham Villarreal

Abraham Villarreal

People are interesting things. I write about them and what makes them interesting.