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Kiera Wilmot

Dear Ahmed Mohamed: I Know What You're Going Through

Kiera Wilmot | Posted 09.23.2016 | Politics
Kiera Wilmot

I'm not worried about Ahmed's record because of all the support he has behind him. What I'm worried about is that he has three more years of high school -- three more years of hate and shade from students. Ahmed, if you're reading this, I want you to know that from this you can make a change.

Kiera Wilmot, Teen Arrested In Botched Science Experiment, Haunted By Felony Record

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.30.2014 | Black Voices

Last May, the saga of Kiera Wilmot, a Florida high school student who was arrested and expelled after a science experiment exploded, put a spotlight o...

An Unexpected Reaction: Why a Science Experiment Gone Bad Doesn't Make Me a Criminal

Kiera Wilmot | Posted 07.29.2013 | Black Voices
Kiera Wilmot

That morning I was taking the experiment to be approved by my teacher. My friends and I were outside, and they wanted to see how it worked. It did not react the way I expected it to. The lid popped off and smoke came out. If I could go back in time, I definitely wouldn't have done it.

Florida Teen Whose Science Experiment Went Terribly Wrong Discusses Future Plans

The Huffington Post | Jermaine Spradley | Posted 05.17.2013 | Black Voices

Kiera Wilmot, the Florida teen who found herself facing possible felony charges after a high school science experiment went wrong, spoke to Roland Mar...

5 Ways to Stop a Black Scientist: Kiera Wilmot's Arrest

Christopher Emdin | Posted 07.14.2013 | Black Voices
Christopher Emdin

Kiera is black, curious, has "an exemplary record," and no record for poor behavior. This forces me to ask, which of these characteristics is the one that deemed her a criminal by the school district?

Would a White Girl Be Prosecuted for a Botched Science Experiment?

Jesse Lava | Posted 07.02.2013 | Crime
Jesse Lava

The notion of a white girl getting hauled off to jail for a harmless expression of intellectual curiosity is dubious, to say the least. And though the rise of "zero tolerance" policies in American schools should theoretically be race-neutral, that's not the reality.