“White girls should marry white boys!”

Janet Little
Dayton, OH

From a rural, small town- I hadn’t seen any couples that were of different races. During the 1994 OJ Simpson trials, at age 6, I ignorantly asked my mother, “Was that black boy married to that white girl that died?” Her only response was: “Yes, but white girls should only marry white boys and black girls should marry black boys.” When I asked why, she said because that’s how it is. To this day, it still makes me cringe.

My husband and I will be having children within the next few years. She doesn’t know that we’ve thought and prayed about adopting children, with a particular heart for Ethiopia.


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