Monthly Archives: March 2021


She was the only black woman at our college party. Tall, muscular, with bittersweet chocolate skin and striking brown eyes that pinned you, like daggers, to your own truth. Everyone noticed Shanti, especially my white Catholic boyfriend. We sat in … Continue reading

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Get Up, Stand Up

We threw open the windows. Our skin baked in the hot summer sun. Sweat soaked our shirts, cooling our backs in the swimming southern heat. We were a crop of do-gooder church Caucasians in our stride, riding down to Greenwood, … Continue reading

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Look Magazine

In the spring of my senior year, I found an article in Look Magazine about Mike Bixby, from Tupelo, Mississippi. His story enticed me. He was a white student who’d chosen to stay in a public high school after it … Continue reading

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