It was an ordinary first day of a creative writing class at UT Arlington. The instructor had us take turns introducing ourselves, and I was about fifth or sixth. I’d gotten through my major, the town where I lived, number … Continue reading
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My family is white, and during my early childhood, we lived in small towns in Illinois and Missouri where nearly everyone around us was also white. I knew black people existed, although I had never met a “Negro,” as they … Continue reading
Posted in I Remember When... (my OWN stories), Near As I Can Figure...
Tagged barrier, bigot, black history, child, children, friendship, I Have a Dream, Janice C Johnson, kindness, Martin Luther King, MLK, MLK speech, racial barrier, racism, segregated school, segregation, The Shorthorn, UT Arlington
Last Friday found me taking advantage of one of those nice, mild January afternoons that come and go at random around here. Which is another way of saying I went out on my bike. As usual, I had started out … Continue reading