January 2008 Blog Posts (2)

Let's Talk About Race

After posting my "Breaking the Chain of Racial Prejudice" story, I received feedback about the need to talk about race issues: its terms, etiquette, protocol, and "political correctness." It was interesting to learn about other races, hearing about others' experiences, and being educated on many things I didn't already know. Because the discussions were informal, I was able to interview and ask questions without offending; the interviewees' patience, willingness, and openness were… Continue

Added by Stephanie Merchant Johnson on January 29, 2008 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Breaking the Chain of Racial Prejudice

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

Added by Stephanie Merchant Johnson on January 21, 2008 at 9:30pm — No Comments

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