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A Black American Son's Survival Lesson By Storyteller Sheila Arnold

A frantic call from Sheila Arnold’s son during his freshmen year in college turns into a moment to remember all that she had to teach him about growing up black, and, in turn, all he had also learned about crossing bridges in spite of people’s perceptions.

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“…We had the weekend to dye my hair (back to its original color) …So I went and told my Mom. She got this jet black hair dye. And I sat in the drawing room. And she sat on the couch and I sat between her legs. She put the hair dye in my hair and I could smell this disgusting ammonia smell as the chemicals were mixing with my hair … and I could feel my individuality just being stripped from me..."

 

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