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Aisha’s Story

I went to the American school in Vienna with all sorts of people. My closest friends were mostly Americans, or Egyptians, or Kuwaitis, just a whole mix. It didn’t really matter who I hung out with. In school I never … Continue reading

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Breaking the Cycle of Prejudice

Well, my story could be a bit interesting. My grandfather was in the KKK (now deceased), my mom (his daughter) was very racist, so I grew up not being allowed to have black friends. I didn’t understand as a child … Continue reading

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The Integrated Birthday Party

I grew up mostly inMinnesota, in very White towns and neighborhoods, but I spent one year in the South. When I was in Kindergarten (1966) in Corpus Cristi, Texas, I invited 12 classmates to my 6th birthday party. Both genders, … Continue reading

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Wash the Dirt Off Your Face Black Man

As a child, I grew up in Iran, where there is little cultural diversity. Pretty much everyone is some shade of olive, and there are little to no people from other races. My Father was business partners with an African-American … Continue reading

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Old Sinterklaas & Zwarte Piet

My mom is a first generation immigrant from Belgium who moved to the states to marry my father. Like many immigrants, she was concerned that my sister and I might grow up without any connection to the culture she grew … Continue reading

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