While this article challenged the morals of society, it also maintained a respectful, yet urgent tone for the topic. It received the most feedback of any article I've written, (27 ratings) and it also allowed my inner philosopher to bloom. It is a topic very few people would tackle, and the stance is one even fewer would take. Due to it's sensitive topic, daring stance, and massive feedback, this is one of my favorite articles this year.
Passion is what fueled this particular article. Correlating with current, controversial events, it's timing and writing were superb. Racism on any field is an issue everyone has had to deal with at one point or another, and I felt the need to cover this topic, because it was affecting me and those around me greatly. Also, it was a good way to take a national story and find a lesson from it.
This idea came to me on a day m that all opinion writers face: the "What am I going to write about," day. It showcased my ability to look into a community first-handedly, on my own, and find issues or problems within. A topic that hits home, combined with some fine writing mad for a great article, not to mention Lucy's awesome art.