My Memory At The Conception Of The Clip : Hearing The Testimonial, There Was No Place For Us

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Listening to the video jogged my memory at the conception of the clip. Hearing the testimonial, “There was no place for us in school,” is a heartbreaking, interesting statement and it is a factual statement. I understand a fact is a piece of information used as evidence. Simply considering the account that the young man makes and reflecting upon the curriculum in schools, stereotypes set through display by the media vividly illustrates his statement as a fact throughout American history. As a young girl, my grandmother would tell me stories about her childhood. She was born December 22, 1905, as a sweet girl with blonde hair and blue eyes in Kauffman, Texas. Within the community she was raised White people frowned upon her and Black people treated her as if she was a offspring from a villain. She would tell me she was called ‘nigger girl’ by the White kids and ‘white girl’ by the Black kids in the neighborhood. My grandmother would tell me her features reminded the White family what they did to her grandmother and the Black families were disgraced to know in her blood was a mixture of the White family. I recall being told how the Black kids would pull on her hair saying, “You ain’t Black, look at yo’ hair. You ain’t Black look at yo’ skin.” While tears would roll down from her face, I’d say, “I am happy you are not around those mean people anymore.” My emotions included a sense of feeling completely lost, entrapped internally until the day I was greeted at school by

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