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I Want to Talk About Racism

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Delana Jackson
July 4, 2012

Delana JacksonRacism is defined in Webster’s Dictionary as the idea that one’s own race is superior, and  the policy and practice based on such an idea. Racism has been a growing part of my life here in Mississippi ever since I began in the workforce. As a youth, my mother never told me that people would judge me based solely on the color of my skin. She would simply say, “Do the best you can and more because you always have to be a little bit better.” Her words at the time were cryptic, but now I understand.

Delana JacksonRacism is defined in Webster’s Dictionary as the idea that one’s own race is superior, and  the policy and practice based on such an idea. Racism has been a growing part of my life here in Mississippi ever since I began in the workforce. As a youth, my mother never told me that people would judge me based solely on the color of my skin.

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