@224 @52 32 As wi Ex-Racist people of reddit, What changed your views? 35.6k C) 6.2k oS Share Award BEST COMMENTS 6 74 Awards As a lurker this is a thread I can contribute to. From birth I was raised to be racist in a racist household (VA). I was ignorant. I used the "N" word, antisemitic, homophobic, racist language everyday. My immediate family and extended family all share the same ignorance. At family gatherings if one of my older cousins let slip they were dating someone new, the first question would be "Is white?" Followed by laughter, but the question was serious. Then I started middle school. grade. On the first day of class I set down my backpack against the classroom wall (like every other student) while we found our desks and had a small Meet & Greet w/ new classmates. I made sure to only speak to the kids (white) whom I knew from elementary school. Our teacher told us to take our seats. I'm 42 yrs old and I remember this like it was yesterday. I picked up my backpack, found my desk, before I could open my bag the girl behind me told me she liked my earrings, her Mom wouldn't let her get her ears pierced until high school. Then I heard another voice from further behind me say, "Ms. Kay, this isn't my backpack". The backpack sitting on this girl's desk was identical to the one sitting next to my desk. We both opened our hacknacks and realized we'd arabbed the wrona baq.
@ independent.co.uk INDEPENDENT Contribute Subscribe I Climate > News Climate crisis pushing polar bears to mate with grizzlies, producing hybrid 'pizzly' bears Scientists say warming Arctic is expanding range of grizzlies, bringing species into greater contact Harry Cockburn I 6 hours ago A hybrid polar-grizzly bear, known as a 'grolar' or 'pizzly' bear (Getty)