The Edge of Seventeen: For Ahkeem Is a Coming of Age Story in the Age of Ferguson

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Fun fact: I was expelled from preschool at age four, during a brief stint in which my mother and I had moved to Dallas, TX. From the little I recall, I was one of very few black students at my private day school; my expulsion came after I defended myself against another little girl—not black—who’d been harassing me…

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