When discussing the covid-19 vaccine, my boss said look how “they” ( Chinese ) gave us this virus, and they are making a killing off of selling their products (gloves, masks, ventilators.
I speak to people. I don’t always expect people to speak back, but it doesn’t change my character. I just believe in seeing people and acknowledging them. Columbia itself is multi-racial and multi-cultural. The language and culture barrier lends to my understanding that, sometimes people don’t speak back. Often, I am the first to speakContinue reading “Columbia Speaks!”
Recently, a colleague informed me about antisemitic slurs she was told by another co-worker. In June, the Howard County Police Department investigated racist signs that were seen in Ellicott City. Stickers with racist messages were attached to guardrails and poles on Centennial Lane between Glastonbury Road and Centennial Lane Elementary School. In March, I readContinue reading “Stories of Racism”
Experiencing Covid vaccinations disparities. within Howard County the access to vaccine was extremely limited for some members of the African American community. Limited access to technology and transportation. Fortunately members of health community identified the need and implemented programs to address the disparities. Mobile vaccine clinic to areas that needed the resources. African American pt’sContinue reading “Covid and African American community”
A coworker was discussing how the value of their home would likely go down because of the projected redistricting of schools. The new schools their home was districted to were deemed of less value because of the demographics of students and families going there. They did not have any students in school and were notContinue reading “School redistricting changes home value”
Recently I was at outdoor book club in my neighborhood and several friends with high schoolers were talking. They said that how math is taught at the high school level needs to change with the influx of kids (meaning the redistricting). At least one of the friends is a teacher. Redistricting is a big issueContinue reading “School changes”
Every time a news story is posted online, comments say things like “Typical” or “Why no mug shot?” or “We are becoming Baltimore.” – It makes it seem like the county is divided along “us” and “them” lines, and is disheartening.
I don’t really have a story. However, I have taken notice that there is a slow change happening at work and my coworkers are becoming more diverse. I’m glad to see this because they are roll models for kids.
I was asked by neighbors in my upper middle-class neighborhood to join them in opposing high-density housing nearby. They cited busy streets and schools, but I felt they were really opposing mixing of classes and that this had racist undertones. I would like for the diversity in Howard County to also include the recognition thatContinue reading “People need housing”
I see people regularly in and around Howard County of all ethnic backgrounds sharing meals, events and life challenges. I see them hugging each other during a bad day. I feel Howard County is a center for kindness and inclusion for all ethnic backgrounds. I am proud to be a part of a county soContinue reading “Proud to be in Howard County”