We. Not Them.

A typical case of unconscious mental slavery:

A former student, who is currently a sophomore in high school, asked me if I considered teaching high school and the answer was no, you just miss me. His response (in the grey above) was a mistake that far too many of us make without even recognizing how we perpetuate a culture of assimilation and division. This is too important: do not allow your students to separate themselves from their peers in this way. It's condescending and will never birth a fruit of change. There will never be solidarity if we don't see ourselves as one.