Now that it’s all over, all I have left are faint traces that outline our relationship.
What the President was saying is that I, as a white dude in my 30′s, literally can’t understand what he thinks about this issue. I have not lived those experiences.
I wish I had not let my white counterparts persuade me into thinking I wasn’t good enough because it hasn’t done me any good. Here I am today, still discontent, still worried, and still caught up in how I’m perceived as a minority by other people, mostly whites.
Madeleine felt threatened by my friendship with Jesse. When she told me, I didn’t know what to say.
Checking off the various books from your high school curriculum, and then, perhaps the “100 Greatest Books Ever Written” is the educational equivalent of skating to where the puck is and not where it’s going.