I didn’t realize that I grew up in the middle of a time when segregation still existed. (Technically it wasn’t segregation since blacks could go to a predominately white school if they lived in the school zone. Practically speaking though, many schools were and still are segregated.) I was just a kid growing up in Louisiana. I didn’t know it was against the law to have black schools and white schools. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve been to all-black schools, and I’ve been to diversely populated schools. I was very blessed to attend many different schools growing up.
I didn’t realize that my being bussed to a rural school in La, which was 30 minutes from my house, was a plan to diversify (integrate) schools. I remember there being alot of debate about it. I remember most blacks being unhappy about it, because it meant sending their children to schools in rural areas. (Areas which were not usually friendly towards people of color.)Continue Reading