Will Alexander

Column: Dropping the N-bomb

I grew up in D.C. and attended predominately black schools throughout my youth. Within that limited cultural enclave I heard and used the word “nigga” a lot. There, the connotative or colloquial usage is very dynamic, in that a slight change in context can change from one of extreme endearment to that of disdain. “My […]

Op-Ed: Walls do not define debate

People often look at my former high school, the School Without Walls, and point out the things that it does not have. It does not have a gymnasium. There is no cafeteria. Some unfamiliar with the school even believe the building lacks physical walls. The debate over what to do with the aging facility is […]