It Was Only a Matter of Time
"I'm too white to talk to you anyway."
3 of my students, 2 African Americans and 1 Mexican, were told this. They are 13, 14, and 15 years old and were told this. They were waiting for their parents to pick them up after our program and were told this. A person, an adult, actually told 3 of my students, "I'm too white to talk to you anyway."
It was only a matter of time until I experienced this. I wish it happened to me, and not them. I wish my students never had to have an experience like this. I wish this event would have never occurred and now it's forever engraved in my students' minds and it became a part of their lives. That is unacceptable. I don't know what to do. The first thing that came to my mind was make a video, for my own sake. For my own sanity.
So, I did.