quote:Originally posted by LadyGadgetFreak:
My first race-based memory is from just before I turned 10 years old. At the age of 4, my mother moved us to Detroit so (I assume) I could be near my father. Just before I turned 10 years old, she moved us back to S. Carolina.
As soon as I got to school and opened my mouth, I made instant enemies. All the other black kids started picking on me and saying I was trying to "talk white", and I thought I was better than them, etc. It didn't help that I was a quiet bookworm to boot. Some of these kids would literally walk up to me and start fighting me. I had to defend myself more times than I can count.
By far, I've caught (and still catch) more flack from other blacks than whites or people of other minority groups.
Hey Lady! This is Lady_Splendid, formerly of Black Voices' Entertainment board. I had similar experiences growing up in DC. I was a bookworm and usually kept to myself, so I got picked on from elementary school through high school. It sucked, but who's got the last laugh now?!