henry copeland: Another take on Ahmed's plight pllqt.it/RWM791
Willful Paranoia: The Classic Excuse for Willful Paranoia #IStandWithAhmed | PopehatBut to be blunt, school administrators were generally not the kid who built his or her own clock at 14. (Cops were generally the kid who beat up the kid who built the clock.) There are two ways for school administrators to deal with the unfamiliar, the unknown, the different: they can try to learn about it, and even nurture it, or they can react to it with fear and suspicion. We've told school administrators and police "we choose fear, and we want you to choose fear too."