The Black kid in a white school on picture day

This is me, around 1980, I do not remember this picture day. Please don’t say anything about my forehead. Haha.

For me, second grade was a year of firsts. Second grade was my first year in a majority white school. My new school prompted my dad to tell me about the n-word.

I soon discovered other aspects of attending a majority white school that I needed to keep in mind. At some point during the school year, all…

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