I’d like to thank Shannon Cason for being our first guest contributor to our new column on race, called “The Conversation.” Please give it a read. If you’re interested in contributing and helping to keep “The Conversation” going, please DM me on twitter @SheillaDingus or shoot me an email.~Sheilla
I am biracial, I grew up in Louisiana …still a state that operates like a plantation. When I was two, I went to daycare for the first time with mixed races. One particular day my mom picked me up and one of the workers (black) told my mom I thought I was white and wouldn’t play with the black children. Odd because most of the children in my family are brown-skinned.
I grew up very aware of the racial divide. Black and white people went to the same schools but didn’t intermingle much.