Author Clint Smith of the New Yorker makes a controversial claim: that the recent police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte is connected to the community’s decision in 1999 to resegregate its schools. This article is worth your time.
“The school system in Charlotte did not resegregate by accident, just as police in Charlotte did not perceive Keith Lamont Scott as a danger by accident. The country we live in is one that we have built to be this way. The cities we live in were built this way. They were court-ordered. They were signed into law. We made these choices, and now we see the consequences.”
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When I first started using my Kindle I was in the 9th grade. I thought reading was the worst thing in the world. I kept telling myself that reading was just a waste of time and that it was boring. Whenever I had to read, I would think about it too much, and in the end, I wouldn’t read anything.
Last year when my 9th grade Reading Lab teacher, Ms. Spitz, told us we had to choose a book to read, I thought, This class is going to be the most boring class of all.
But the reality was different. The book I chose was the first book I have ever really enjoyed reading.
Then, two weeks later, I got my Kindle. My best friend and I were really excited about getting Kindles. I read more than 10 books on my Kindle. I read all the books that Simone Elkeles has written and nine books by other authors.
I’m really happy and proud of all the books I’ve read and what I’ve accomplished over the past school year and the summer. I kept my book during the summer and finished two books. I would have read more, but I was busy most of my summer.
Thanks to the Kindle Classroom Project, my interest for reading has grown a lot over the years. I’ve found so many good book in the Kindle Library. In the Kindle Library, there is a huge variety of books—books of all types of genres. I would like to thank Ms. Spitz and the KCP for the opportunity to read on a Kindle. Thank you!