(We) had trouble with another white teacher.

Diana Imhoff,
Brookings, OR

p>I was raised in a white community, so I had never really seen racism. I taught school in a minority elementary school. Then a parent of one of my students who constantly disrupted class unleashed this on me. I didn’t care what color her daughter was, but it was clear that her mother hated me because of the lack of color in my skin. That was about 30 yrs ago, and it still stings. I cannot imagine how people feel that are subjected to racism on a daily basis.

 

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