I Learned About White Privilege at the Public Swimming Pool

Did that attempt to change things make a difference?

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Collage from iStock and 123RF images by Ellen Shapiro
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So what did I do? I called a meeting of the lifeguards and attendants.

“The citizens of Inglewood do not want their children to swim in a pool with Negroes.”

Time sped forward, via blockbusting.

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Is we really entering a different season?

“There is a time and a season, and when I looked this time, I saw marches where in some cases young whites outnumbered the Blacks marching. I know that it’s a different time and a different season.”

My career is designing and writing about design. Here, I can write about lots of things. My short fiction attempts to capture and evoke past moments in time.

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