More than just a “white” woman

Brandi Schroeder,
East Lansing, MI.

I have a rather diverse group of friends, and the other day one made a comment about my origins. I grew up in a predominantly caucasian town where my high school held maybe 10 black students. My friend, who happens to be Somali, asked this question, and upon my answer he said “but you’re so cool with us” as if the lack of my town’s diversity would have an effect on my interactions. A human is a human is a human.

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