He’s not allowed in this house

Linda Basilicato
Frederick, MD
My mother’s comment on my new, polite, handsome, articulate, smart, college boyfriend in 1993.
“I had black friends–in school.” (My mother’s compromise)

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3 Responses to "He’s not allowed in this house"
  1. Completely sad. No doubt a cultural byproduct of being raised in a messed up generation. Sorry to hear about that…

  2. Heather O. says:

    I’m sorry that you went through this. I’m glad that you are able to realize that it is not ok.

  3. My white grandparents did this to my mother’s boyfriends. Wouldn’t allow him inside, would be extremely rude whenever they had to speak to him, then the crowning moment:

    “We don’t date black people. That’s just how it is.”

    Imagine their chagrin when my half-black half-white ass popped out as the newest member of the family.

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