"I distinctly remember going to sleep and thinking that I wanted to be White when I woke up"


In answer to the Day 3 Question “Have You Ever Wanted To Not Be Black or ___?

There was a time that I thought wanted to be White. From the ages of about 7 to about 16 I went to a YMCA summer camp in Connecticut with a lot of kids (Black and White) who had wealthy parents and I distinctly remember going to sleep and thinking that I wanted to be White when I woke up. Eventually I learned through observation and experience that being White isn’t the answer to life’s slings and arrows.