Healing Racism: Mind the Gap

When I was in college, I wrote a two-page short story about racism for a class. It described a casual encounter between a very young black child and a white child, who began to play together naturally. Until, that is, the white mother saw what was happening and removed her white child with an epithet, leaving a bruise on her child’s arm. The epithet was the “n-word.”

Together, but so far apart. A scene from “To Kill a Mockingbird.”

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