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So, my gov teacher was at Kenyon the same time you were. Apparently, he only really knew who you were because one of his friends there looked just like you. Also, he says his only memory of you was seeing you on the street one day wearing a t-shirt with the word "hungover" written in marker and an arrow pointing to your face.
Oh God I had forgotten all about that shirt.
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via fishingboatproceeds with 4,320 notes
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I heard his story on NPR. His mom raised him to “not see color” etc. And the cops beat the hell out of him when they pulled him over. It took seeing him in jail beaten half to death for her to see that race matters every day.
"I thought that love would conquer all and skin color really didn’t matter. I had to learn the really hard way when they almost killed you."