Saturday, August 18, 2007


I met a lady in the Walmart checkout line today. In conversation, I found out she goes to a church just down the street from the school where my wife is teaching this fall. Since the school is 80% African-American and 20% Latino I asked this lady (Caucasian) about the racial mix of the church.

It's sad that a church in that community is "almost all white with a couple of black families and a separate Hispanic service".

Since I had just been to Deb's school for their "meet your teacher" party earlier in the day, the thought of an island of such bright whiteness in that community just seems so out of place.

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