Author Archives: Aisha Sabatini Sloan

Aisha Sabatini Sloan

Aisha Sabatini Sloan has studied mixed-race identity as an undergraduate at Carleton College, an MA candidate at NYU and a MFA candidate at the University of Arizona. She currently teaches composition classes as an adjunct in Arizona, and is working on two essay collections. One, a series of vignettes, charts her experience interviewing people of mixed race in Los Angeles, London, Paris, South Africa, New York and Germany. The other investigates how institutional racism has resonated in her family and in her life as a teacher in the college classroom. She lives in Tucson.

Birth of the Cool

Thelonious Monk

I grew up in a wealthy, Westside neighborhood and attended schools dreamt up by former hippies. The city’s racial metaphor for me felt like a pot of soup with a nice, chef salad, something casual and light and accompanied by a glass of iced tea.

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