Sarahi Bueno, Tucson, AZ. My first language is Spanish, so when people hear my accent they ask me where I’m from. When I tell them I am from Mexico people compliment and congratulate me for the color of my skin. Its usually Mexicans who tell me this.
Katherine Finn, Virginia Beach, VA. I do not look good for a white girl, or look good because I am white… I am me, and my race does not change or affect that.
Mark Rudd, Laingsburg, MI.
Emily K Petersen, Hartford, CT.
Ann Altman New York City, NY “Liberty and justice for all”? Not until every child receives a good education.
Eva Gross New York City, NY Staten Island I am learning about segregation in first grade. Black people back then were made to do all the work. White people were not helping them. Some white people did not believe in segregation.
Evelyn P Yenson Seattle, WA And we need to have mutual trust, respect and kindness
Abby Weiner Providence , RI Is it possible to keep my white privilege from harm to others? Is there any way to atone for my privilege?
Jennifer De Shields Philadelphia, PA I grew up in a very white town, and the parents of my white friends would marvel at my manners and intelligence. Since I’m rather light skinned some people refused to believe that both of my parents are black. I spoke too well. I liked to read. I respected my […]
Caitlin Sullivan Seattle, WA White people, even the most overtly racist ones, hate being called racist. As long as that’s true, maybe there’s hope for change, or at least a conversation. When white people say racist things and are not called racist, they often continue. But when that label is used, they are often shocked […]
Irma C. Burlington, VT We are all good enough.
Glenn Meade Rochester, NY
Karin Kross Levenstein Austin, TX Korean adoptee, adopted as an infant by white parents. “Are you Chinese? Japanese? What are you then?” Always weighing out exactly what is meant when someone asks “where are you from?”, and then that sinking feeling (after you say “I’m from Austin” or “I grew up in DC”) when they […]