Lessons in Racism, Volume 24

The Swamp Girl

Although I traveled the world as a child and met many people of varying backgrounds, my main experience was growing up in a town where there was only one black family, the rest all being white Midwestern folks. The main black and brown people I knew were on my TV set. Which, of course, did not give an accurate representation of what was happening around our nation. I really deeply loved everyone the same — Americans, just like me.

During my career, I ended up moving to the south, to the east coast. I scheduled interviews with two hospitals.