The White Girl: curious, ignorant, ashamed

Rebeca Osborn
Ambridge, PA

I grew up in largely white, upper-middle-class suburbs, but as a social outcast for different reasons, somehow most of my best friends through life have been non-white or biracial. It’s taken me a long time to learn to just ask questions of people who are different from me, and accept that if I look like an a**hole, at least I’ll learn something.

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  • Jake

    Don’t feel guilty for it. Any colored that is offended over this is probably a whiner with a sense of self entitlement.

  • JD

    Asking questions is a much better approach than making assumptions. I’d like to applaud you on a good approach. As you learn you’ll find “softer” ways of asking the same sorts of questions, resulting in more positive learning. Best of luck to you! And I’m glad you’re willing to learn.

 

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