Mr. Jones, Charleston, SC. New neighbors moved in about 6 months ago. 1st introduction while I was sweeping driveway “are you the maintenance guy”. I have a vacation home in a “upscale neighborhood” just 30 houses and only african american for 5 years. Neighborhood HOA even hired local police to do daily drive-thrus as well. […]
Carrie Powell, Charleston, SC.
Kavita Charleston, SC As an Indian-American woman working in agriculture, I used to frequently get some variation of this comment when I sold at farmers’ markets. Really? Should I thank you for that comment?
Joan Hepburn, Charleston, SC.
Vicki DiPaolo, Charleston, SC. It is the basic instinct of survival that causes us to evaluate our environment and decide if what we see is helpful, benign, or dangerous. We don’t always get it right because ingrained thoughts are always right in today’s world. We began in communities where we all looked the same. If […]
Gelila Selassie, Charleston, SC. I pray that my hometown will stop racism before it results in body bags.
Marsha A. Spencer Charleston, SC
Raed Abdel-hadi Charleston, WV Everyone’s afraid of the other SIDE.
Dr. Amelia Crosby, Charleston, SC.
Patricia Jones Charleston, SC My husband and I are the parents of an 18-year-old son who just graduated from high school. As we raised him to this point, we were always concerned about his emotional, mental, and physical well-being. Our goal was to get him through high school and his teenage years without ever seeing […]
Dina Reed Charleston, SC Since we elected a black president, it is difficult to divide us by race…so Obama has decided to create a divison in America of classes.. In my 75 years I have never heard so much reference to class