Self segregation leads to continued stereotyping.

Monica Mingo
Germantown, MD

Whenever I meet someone who doesn’t have friends who share different skin colors, I challenge it. How can you live in the world we live in and not have White friends if you are Black and Black friends if you are White? If you live in the United States, the melting pot of the world, you have the opportunity to meet and share interests with people of every ethnicity. Why would you only spend your leisure time with people who share your skin color? Some of whom you might not have a single thing in common with other than the color of your skin? When you give in to self segregation, you’re, in essence, denouncing the work of all the brave people before us who fought for desegregation. You’re limiting your own world and limiting experiences which could enhance your quality of life.

 

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