Cory is a senior writer for Teaching Tolerance. He has experience in both the newsroom—as a former sports journalist—and the classroom, where he has provided reading intervention and tutoring for K–6 students from rural Kentucky to Charlotte, North Carolina.

Articles by Cory

The Brett Kavanaugh Controversy Has Inspired a Dangerous Defense

Calls for due process are understandable. But dismissing allegations of sexual assault as typical teenage behavior sends a dangerous message to all young people.

Jamel Myles Deserved Better

A 9-year-old boy died by suicide last week after enduring anti-gay bullying at school. It’s an all-too-familiar story—and the time to take these action steps toward a more inclusive school environment is now.

Having the Talk

Jeremiah and Noelle's teacher wants them to talk to their families about voting. What they learn from those conversations takes everyone by surprise.

The Book of Matthew

Matt Shepard died 20 years ago, but his name lives on in stories, on stage, in the law—and in the classroom.

What Is White Privilege, Really?

Recognizing white privilege begins with truly understanding the term itself.