You Should Be Ashamed of Yourself

meeeLauren Russell,
Springfield, MO.

Words my babysitter told me when I was 7 years old. I remember–she sat me down one day, studied me for a moment and then spoke cold and low, “I found out about your real father and I know he isn’t white. You should be ashamed of yourself and ashamed of your mother.” And then she wrinkled up her face in disgust and told me to go outside. I remember how it made my stomach hurt.
She barely spoke to me after that, and any words she did utter were said with contempt. I didn’t tell my mother until years later.

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  • homebuilding

    I’m so sorry to hear of your encounter with pure evil.

    It appears as though you’ve worked your way to a strength and resilience.

    Know that there are many in the world who you’ve not met, that speak and act against the gross prejudice and injustice that you encountered at such a young age.

  • Brian

    That was a messenger from satan telling you another lie.

  • mstrss9

    Who would say that to a child? If she had such a problem, she should have just quit and moved on with her life. That’s just terrible.

  • mstrss9

    Who would say that to a child? If she had such a problem, she should have just quit and moved on with her life. That’s just terrible.

 

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