Our Human Family
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Our Human Family

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Two Schools, Two Visions

One bred racism and misplaced pride, the other nurtured inclusion and self-esteem

The town of Indianola is about eighty percent Black people. Just sayin’. (source)

In 1976, I attended Indianola Academy (IA), an all-White school in a rural Mississippi Delta town where Black people comprised nearly eighty percent of the population. The very next year, I attended Ruleville Junior High, a public school…

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