So where do I start as a parent? Do I move my ”D’Leisha” to more integrated school? Do I change her name? Or do I do something about a system that is clearly designed to fail such a brilliant child?
Should I just attempt to do all these things? What are the odds?
But this is my most worrying thought: It is the year 2015, why am I still struggling with these questions?
The video above is an incredibly moving piece by The New York Times Magazine’s Nikole Hannah-Jones, filmed at our Longreads Story Night in New York City. Our thanks to Hannah-Jones, Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, and all of our special guests for an amazing night. We’ll share more clips from Story Night soon, and you can see all of our videos on our YouTube page or Facebook.