Clara Silverstein, Boston, MA. As one of the white children in Richmond, Virginia in the 1970s whose family willingly participated in busing, I had few friends of any race. What we could have used at the time was leadership instead of racist rhetoric, white flight, and school administrators who cancelled all after-school activities. The possibility […]
Yaela Ettlinger, Olympia, WA. Collected from The Race Card Project, On Location: Seattle Community Colleges Born 1950. Attended Madrona Elemetary on 34th street and Union, Seattle from 1955 – 1962. We could all play together until 3rd grade. Then the other African-American girls began to follow me and my best friend Joan around the playground […]
Courtney Hudak Seattle, WA Sometimes it feels lonely.
Mara Andino Los Angeles, CA My parents are both Puerto Rican. My mom has red hair and freckles constantly mistaken for Northern European, my dad is Black and Tiano Indian. Growing up in NYC in the 60’s and 70’s not many people looked like ma and spoke Spanish too. It was a struggle too dark […]
E. L. Walsh Martinez, CA I never had a black social friend till I lived in Asia. I was so glad to see her walking down my street! As a white female of vaguely Southern background, I often feel more comfortable with some black women than with some fellow white Californians. Class (as a system […]
Sandra L. Gross Inglewood, CA
Carolyn Crist Zanesville, OH This is interesting. Thank you.
Stacey Aronson Morris, MN