I found that quite a bit of high school work could be completed during the school day. During my adolescence, I wanted to become a professional gamer. I was playing World of Warcraft at an extremely competitive level, and I was spending as much time as possible on my computer. In order for such a feat to occur, I needed all the free time I could find.
New York is celebrated as a leader in our nation's quest for progress because ours is a city built by the labor of a thousand different shades and accents. Now, it is the time to lead once more by championing inclusion towards the Muslim-American community at a time of rising tension, mistrust, and, yes, Islamophobia.
The existence of the metal detectors is a constant irritant to the Black and Latino students who attend these schools, a repeated statement about their second-class educational citizenship, and a reminder of police repression of minority youth and the school-to-prison-pipeline that infects American society.