We’ve All Got Homework to Do

What do I do with my realization that I have been oblivious to, ignorant of, and complicit in racism?

I’m a transgender man who transitioned back in college; as a visibly transgender man at that time, I had to constantly defend my claim to manhood. It felt like the only way I could do that was to conform to very expectation society placed on me as a man. By the end of college I was burnt-out on defending my identity and reaching for alternatives. After starting testosterone and having top surgery, I’m typically assumed to be a cisgender man by most people, making it my choice whether or not to share that I’m transgender.


Golan, K. (2020). We’ve all got homework to do. Kaleidoscope: Educator Voices and Perspectives, 7(1), 22–24.



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