Saturday, May 14, 2011


So Not sure if i mentioned it before but I work at one of the 71 Charter Schools in Philadelphia. I love my job, I love the people, I love the children. I love the diversity of the school. I grew up in a ALL white neighborhood, went to Catholic school all 12 yrs. I did not have a conversation with a black person until I was in college. I remember walking into my first day of school as a new college student and was in complete cultural shock, I mean COMPLETE shock. I found myself having a hard time even having a conversation with anyone because I had never been in such a unfamiliar setting. I vividly remember watching the girl in front of me braided her hair and being amazed that she didn't even need hair ties. okay let me get to my point

I love walking the halls and seeing so many children from so many different walks of life having conversations, hanging out, being friends. I love that so many children will not have to wait until they are walking in to the first day of college to make friends pf different races, religion, and sexualities.

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