Don’t hate me for being white

Martha McKinney,
Hector, NY

My Quaker great-great grandfather was a conductor on the Underground Railroad in PA; my Quaker great grandfather fought against slavery in the Civil War; my Quaker forebears refused to buy pretty southern cloth because it was made by enslaved people. Precious stories came down the generations. I want so much to engage in healing conversations, yet I sometimes feel a barricade. Please don’t assume I’m a closet racist because I’m white.


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