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To make matters more confusing, there’s a culture in schools that makes you feel like if you're not having sex, you are not "cool.” It’s almost like you are not fulfilling a required high school experience. During my first semester of college, I was involved with a group called Peer Health Exchange whose main goal was to provide knowledge and skills to adolescents so that they could make healthy, comfortable decisions about sex.Well into the late 20 century, my grandmother referred to Black people as colored.Certainly, Raven-Symoné’s arguments bear the trace of the postracial rhetoric so prominent among certain (though not all) segments of millennials.That census, the 1870 census was the first to record the names of all the black people that had been freed within the last decade.With great care, citizens were designated with a “C,” “M,” or “W,” for “colored,” “mulatto” and “white” respectively.These schools push for us—the students—not to have sex by providing literally no info on the different sex organs, consent, STIs, contraceptives, and many other important aspects of sex. Department of Health and Human Services reports that half of the 20 million new cases of STIs each year are from the 15-24 age group.

These inadequate programs are one of the big reasons why, as the CDC reports, there is a birth rate of 24.2 per 1,000 women within the 15-19 age group. As these statistics show, America has a sex education problem.

They hold workshops on consent, contraceptives, influences from societal norms and media, and many others that uncover some of the “hazardous” questions teens might have about sex.

From 1980-2010, the number of obese American children aged 6-11 more than doubled, from 7% to 18%.

Let me begin by saying that using one’s Louisiana roots is perhaps the worst place to begin in an argument about how the term “American” is a “color-less” one.

Both sides of my family have lived in Louisiana since the earliest census records I could find.

But her desire to not acknowledge or carry the “African” designation in “African-American” is far from new.