As a young African American male, I have learned, through very personal experiences, that many do not expect me to be as wise or as knowledgeable as I am. My knowledge and opinions on complex issues as well as my level of articulation often catch people off guard. I am often expected to act and […]
Leigh Slater Hagerstown, MD We are not born hating people who are different from ourselves. Like the song from South Pacific says, hatred is taught, not innate.
Kate Chisolm MD I get a lot of nasty backlash for discussing race relations and social inequality. I’m told to shut up and stop trying to change things, but I’m not trying to harm anyone. I want to be informed, and I want equality.
Melinda Bennington Sacramento, Maryland and California After a lifetime of colorblind talk, my beloved Dad gasped when I brought home a black man. We were both surprised. The walk can be harder than the talk.