White and Quite Oblivious Growing Up

Anna Fox,
Goldsboro, NC

I am a white women, and growing up, I did not really realize how much privilege I had. I went to a small private Christian school starting in seventh grade and eventually graduating as a senior in high school there. The whole time I attended this school, I think there were maybe two or three African Americans. I had always been taught by my parents that racism was wrong and I have always believed that. I knew that there were still some racist people here and there because there were some at my school, but I did not realize the extent of this problem. Over the past two years, I have learned how racism is causing so many problems in society, and want to help bring about change any way that I can!

 

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