The Little White Lie

THE LITTLE WHITE LIE: By Jenifer Eklund Maxson I was a Long Island girl born and bred, an early-vintage Baby Boomer, witness to the advent of Levittown, shopping malls, fast food chains and the Civil Rights movement. I remember being about 14, when my mother, having just returned from a week in Antigua with my dad, described the highlights of the trip. She mentioned that a “Negro” man had asked her to dance. “You know,” she said, “Negro people down in the islands aren’t the same as they are here. They have lots of pride....more
I understand as white people that this work is not easy for us but there is too much dismal ...more
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