I came from a very traditional Baptist family... So all of the above I can thank my parents for! But most of all, they never forced other races on us. They never forced us to be friends with those little negro kids at school.
But most of all... They moved. When I was in sixth grade, about age 12 we moved. I was devastated because my best friend lived next door!!!
My dad revealed to me, I promise , not even six months ago... We moved because he didn't want us going to school with negroes.
My parents were all part of the ' bused in and forced to rub elbows with negroes' group. They had to endure desegregation their senior year of high school... So for us to have to go to school with negroes just wasn't something they wanted.
Their awareness lives through me now. I am teaching my children as well. We've had some problems out of Mexicans being allowed to go to our private school for free! So I will no longer support that school and my children are coming home! I'm not going to pay for those Mexicans education as well with high tuition prices, bottom line....
Didn't mean to go a little off topic, but what my parents have taught me, makes me proud.