I watched this summer’s national events with a heavy heart as protestors from Ferguson, Missouri demanded justice for the death of Mike Brown, an unarmed, Black teenager who was shot and killed by a police officer.
This is the story of a 17-year-old girl whose passion cannot be wrested from her heart.
Because this situation has religious and cultural ties, I would like to approach it with a disclaimer: I stand in solidarity with all oppressed people, everywhere, irrespective of the color of their skin or the beliefs in their hearts. I side with humanity.
As the Editor-in-Chief, I represent The Poly Post in all news-related articles that I have written, but not in this column. Here, I am writing to you as Salina Nasir, a fourth-year Journalism student with a mind full of thoughts and opinions – mostly centered around human rights and global politics.