Chris Wolfe, Teacher for the Justice-in-Education Initiative, Publishes Essay in the New York Times Magazine
February 8, 2019 In the Press
Chris Wolfe, who teaches creative writing at Rikers Island through the Justice-in-Education Initiative, reflects on the complexity of his experiences as a black officer in the United States military for the New York Times Magazine.
As a black veteran, I find it hard to reconcile my pride in my service with a sense of complicity in upholding my country’s legacy of white supremacy while deployed. I still remember the black and brown faces of Iraqis that I helped to round up, zip-tie and detain using tactics similar to stop and frisk, the use of which some courts in America have found to be unconstitutional. These experiences created a moral chasm with which I continue to grapple.”
Read the full article here.