13 Aug '14, 11am

I wrote this one today because @AliaJoyH listened to my awkward questions & loved me anyway:

When you grow up in a small rural town in Pennsylvania you don’t exactly become well versed in diversity. Seeing it, talking about it, fighting for it. Diversity in my town was about which color buggy was being pulled the horse. Black meant the riders were Amish, gray meant they were Mennonite. While Alia and Deidra and Lisa-Jo and Jennifer write about diversity and race with such elegance and grace, I don’t even know how to begin the conversation . If I’m honest, I don’t want to ‘go there.’ I don’t want there to be a problem. I don’t want it to be an issue that everything I attend is filled with women who look just like me. I want to think that it can be ok because our stories are still all unique. It’s not ok. When I was in college I joined the gospel choir. I was one of three white girls. And I couldn’t sing. I honestly can’t begin to tell you what made me join (or why ...

Full article: http://crystalstine.me/im-white-girl-pa-dont-want-go/

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