White girl black school sixties: scared

Tamie Odom
Sherman, TX

I was only five at the time. Me and my 2 sisters were going to an all black school in Newburg, NY. The race riots were happening and lots of tension was in the city. Black kids hated me because I was white. I had no idea what I had done wrong, but Sherry (black and super sweet) only saw me for me. She was my best friend and crossed all lines to come play with me. To this day I can’t stand prejudice because I’ve seen it in action! I worked for HUD at the worst property in Indiana, where I was once again the only white face. This time – I could help make a change!


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