Cat Marie Sposato
I come from a predominantly Black and Latinx low-income neighborhood in northern New Jersey. Where I’m from, people aren’t invited to share their stories on TV unless they’ve been involved in something horrific. We had a nationally recognized marching band and were taking on big reforms in our city, but the media only ever came to cover the scandals that occurred: reports on outbreaks of hepatitis, teachers who abused students, and a series of bomb threats. Even the deaths of our community members were ignored, apparently not sensational enough to garner any attention....