*goes to a predominantly white private school* (I’m of Black, Indian and German descent)
"Slavery happened so long ago, there’s no reason to talk about it"
*teacher teaches American history, yet never talks about the Civil Rights movement*
*talks about slavery in class* *everybody stares at me*
White Parents: “This book detailing slavery is waaaaaay too graphic to be assigned to my children.”
White Teacher: *assigns me to a debate group that supports slavery and when I try to explain how uncomfortable I am, she refuses to change my group.*
*Wears hair curly instead of straightening and flattening it*
*gets poked and prodded all day*
"how does your hair do that?"
*white girl walks over to the table I am sitting at just to touch my hair and a friends locs and then leaves*
*has other black friends at school* *white kids hand them watermelon and call it a “present”*
"Why can’t I say the "n" word?"