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The Question Lupita Nyong'o Was Sick Of As A Child And Why We Should Stop Pushing It On Our Own Kids

Every time I think I can't love Oscar-winning actress and lifetime role model Lupita Nyong'o any more than I already do, she opens her mouth and says something else I didn't know I needed to hear.

The Question Lupita Nyong'o Was Sick Of As A Child And Why We Should Stop Pushing It On Our Own Kids

Her 2014 keynote speech at the Massachusetts Conference for Women was full of inspirational truth bombs. But her take on "What do you want to be when you grow up?" is what really blew me away.


Seriously though, how can you not love her? For more of Lupita's words of wisdom on following your dreams, check out the full keynote speech below.

This article originally appeared on 01.09.18


Why should a superintendent get a raise while teachers in the same district struggling to make ends meet see their paychecks flatline — year after year after year?

Teacher Deyshia Hargrave begged the question. Minutes later, she was handcuffed and placed in the backseat of a cop car.

The scene was captured below by YouTube user Chris Rosa, who attended a board meeting for Vermilion Parish Schools in Louisiana.

You can watch Hargrave begin speaking about 33 seconds in. The situation starts becoming contentious around 6:35 minutes. Hargrave is arrested at 8:35, and then walked outside in handcuffs and placed in the back of police vehicle. (Story continues below.)



"We work very hard with very little to maintain the salaries that we have," Hargrave, who teaches middle school language arts, said during a public comment portion of the meeting, stating that she's seen classroom sizes balloon during her time at the school with no increased compensation. "We're meeting those goals, while someone in that position of leadership [the superintendent] is getting raise? It's a sad, sad day to be a teacher in Vermilion Parish."

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