They teased each other, using the names various girls as tools for brotherly humiliation, but when the black girl was mentioned, the shyness and embarrassment they earlier displayed was replaced by utter disgust. Her name was a trump card. They are young but not too young to be inundated with the message that white is right and beautiful.

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Both a keeper and a weeper. A writer, a wife, a mother, and a life long scholar. BA English Literature(2013), M.LIS(2018), current MSW student. She/Her/Hers