Currently, the biggest detriment to the library system is the overstepping of boundaries by these new untrained and politically motivated board members.
Racism against Asian Americans is a Lafayette problem, too
A strong library system is essential to the growth of Lafayette. So rather than shrink library services, the city-parish government and the library board need to sit down with industry, education, tourism, the arts, and law enforcement, and explain what the library does for each of them.
Each February, we hear stories of Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr., and other civil rights icons. We must also talk about trailblazers in our own families.
A doctor recounts the play-by-play of his bout with COVID-19. ‘You’ll be thinking about your mortality. You will pray your symptoms resolve soon.’
I have not attributed these statements to the people who made them, and there is one example that I cannot even include; it’s so unbelievable. If you recognize your own words here, I only regret that I did not act then and call you out.
LPSS’s reopening assumes, as usual, that overworked, underpaid, underappreciated, and disrespected teachers — many of whom are at high risk for COVID-19 themselves — will pick up all the slack.
Every time something awful and important is happening in the world, I see them. They rise like unsightly blisters as I scroll through my social media: Let’s flood Facebook with POSITIVITY instead of NEGATIVITY! Or Love everyone, even those who look different from you, pray different from you, and VOTE different from you. (Vote is almost always in bold.) Or […]