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Racial Profiling

An event that stuck with me is the arrest of an African man staying with a family friend. He was out for a walk on a bike path, listening to his Walkman and dancing around, which caught the attention of … Continue reading

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Busing

I grew up in Norway, South Carolina. We immediately noticed that we had a lot of blacks, in that community. And that they were treated differently. Our school, I was 9th grade when we had our first blacks to come … Continue reading

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The Klan

I lived in a pretty rural community when I was growing up, and every quarter or so, the Klan would come by and leave a magazine or some propaganda letting you know, the Klan is here, how to join, and … Continue reading

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“Especially in Front of White People”

In 1st grade, I told my black teacher, in front of white teachers, a fellow black student called me a nigger. They all gave me astonished looks and later my black teacher was upset with me and I couldn’t understand … Continue reading

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Sunanya’s Story

I remember when I was 10 I went to summer classes in Atlanta. I have a very strong memory of sitting in a science class, and I still remember the professor’s name because I think I’m still traumatized by that … Continue reading

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Esteban’s Story

In 1994 I was working at the University. This is a story about an experience one technician working in my lab had. Her name was Elizabeth. She was a white very Christian woman. One time she was involved in a … Continue reading

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Dana’s Story

I had a lot of trouble understanding why race was important when I was younger.  I remember thinking, “what’s the big deal?” and “did I come out on the losing end?” In fact, I can remember a white friend and … Continue reading

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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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Name Calling

My child came home the evening before last from school to tell me she didn’t have a good day. A child bullied her, and it culminated that day in the child calling my daughter several names, including the N word. … 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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