In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Day, I decided to post this story I wrote in 1994. An edited version of it appeared in the Spring 1994 issue of Biracial Child magazine, a spinoff of Interrace magazine.
Interracial relationships were not a common occurrence in Surrattsville High School in Clinton, Md., in 1984. Like most kids, I was taught that white and black don't mix, a teaching that was passed down through my family and one I accepted as a fact of life. Until, that is, I… Continue