The powerful response this family has gotten is proof that stereotypes exist – if society wasn’t force-fed a different idea of what young black men and gay people are like, there would be nothing shocking about these photos.
I used to feel weird about loving high school as much as I did. Wasn’t I supposed to be like Daria and spend all my time in my room feeling lost in translation? Instead, I thrived and got nominated for a bunch of superlatives, had a boyfriend, and a really good group of friends. The shame!