Oh, She’s Just Another White Girl

L.C.
Phoenix, AZ

In youth we never noticed our skins were different shades.
We rode the same bus, lived on the same street, were in all the same clubs and classes, graduated high school in the same robes and cords.

I hope I’m not just another white girl to you, too.

Comments and Discussion

  • Dbartoletti

    You and your friends were fortunate that you grew up where you did.

  • Cduck930

    I never knew what racism was until I went to school with black children and became the target of the racist ideas, instilled by the parents of these children. 

    • Michael Sawyer49

      ‘Cracker’ who grew up in a neighborhood where white boys were few. I understand the feeling…

    • LJ

      HAHAHAHAHA

    • LJ

      I bet you think reverse racism is a thing

      • Cduck930

        I think that “reverse racism is a thing”? There is no such “thing.” Racism is racism, regardless of who is doing it. 

  • GT

    Personally, I love this post.

    It is short, yet manages to sum up their thoughts on race and perception, developed through experience.

    The last sentence is especially powerful.

  • Susan Dillon

    Best way to end racism: make friends with a person of another race.  I’ll bet the writer was not
    “just another white girl” to her classmates.

 

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