I was reminded of this blog post tonight.
Tonight I met the sister of a classmate from my High School. I had the chance to let her know how much I admired her family for being the only black family to enroll in my small town school in the 1970s and ask what it was like for them. We knew we received a very good public school education and acknowledged the respect we gave to teachers who were in charge of our education. We reminisced about the “old days” as they were — but mostly admitted how glad we were to move on in our life from High School. Over 35 years later, this wonderfully educated women transcends the prejudices society, towns and gender based systems hold on to regarding race and gender.
This is a re-blog from 2012 and seemed very appropriate to re-post after seeing
It’s interesting how much our country is shades of grey, yet…
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