I didn’t ask to be white

Aubrey Stevenson,
Morgan Hill, CA

Race is too often used as an excuse to blame people for their shortcomings. We make these generalized statements about people to help us understand certain differences. We attribute differences between people to their race when in reality it has a lot more to do with the way the grew up, influences they had, situations that they were born into, and so much more. Race is not the reason people are different. It is not anyone’s fault that they are a certain way.

 

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