“Stay in school,” they said. “Just get good grades,” they said. “You need to get an education,” they said. “Work hard,” they said. “It’ll all pay off when you graduate,” they said. “You can be anything you want to be,” they said. They meant well. And technically they weren’t lying, because they probably all believed

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Back when I was a young teenager, I remember sitting in the car one morning with my Mum on the way to school. The night before I had just watched an episode of South Park, where the guys were sent a starving child from Ethiopia and then took him to a buffet, but kept stealing

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