Black in the Supermarket Checkout Line

Well, my story is about myself a a child, actually – but only my mother remembers it. She tells me that at approximately 6 or 5, we were in a supermarket line. The cashier was a very dark-skinned black lady. Apparently, says my mom, I just blurted out: “Wow, you’re really, really black!” – or something along those lines. The lady, says my mom, just laughed. I wonder how she felt about it. This is in Brazil.

Rachel, a 21 year-old English instructor, contributed this story.

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