August 23, 2013

"I was out with a white person and I had not done this intentionally. And he was out with a black woman and didn’t know it."

"The schools in my town in Arkansas were just being integrated, but I graduated from an all-black high school. I just did not know white people. And even though I am very fair, everyone knew my family and they knew I was black. This was the first time I realized that it wasn’t obvious that I was black."

5 comments:

ironrailsironweights said...

There are 206 independent countries in the world. That woman would not be considered black in 205 of these countries.
I would gladly sell my soul if we could get rid of the One Drop Rule.

Peter

Hagar said...

You can take the girl out of the country, but you can't take the country out of the girl.

Sam L. said...

We are far more interracial than a lot of people know, and most of us don't care. Those who do are the racists.

ken in sc said...

For many years I have not cared about racial identity that much. However, lately, the media calling Zimmerman and that third teenage gangsta white, has changed my mind. If they are going to make everything bad white, I have to pay attention.

n.n said...

ken in sc:

Exactly. You should not have to change your skin color for anyone. Their efforts to denigrate individual dignity should fall on deaf ears and their prosecution of emotional extortion (for profit) should be rejected with prejudice. It only serves their interests and causes developmental stagnation.