Crossed the street to avoid them.

Chris Sherman
St. Louis, MO

I’m a Caucasian male, who was brought up in a fairly tolerant household, and learned to be accepting of diversity & difference, yet still have subtle race prejudices that are hard to shed. I know in my heart, it’s more a matter of pigment and culture, than anything, but still, that gut reactions is still there no some level. In my early youth, when walking down a street, I would cross a street to avoid passing black males coming toward me (and still to this day, I would instinctively feel/react this way). Intellectually, I know this is wrong. But it makes me examine the whole issue anew, so in a way, it’s good to (at least) be aware of.

 

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