by Storyteller Susan O’Halloran
Sue grew up hearing about “them” – the people who would come and take her and her neighbors’ homes in their all-white neighborhood. When her family watched the Friday night fights, it was made clear who was “the other” and who was “us.”
- What activities did your family take part in that brought you closer together?
- To what “us” (or us-es) were you told, verbally or non-verbally, you belonged?
- Who were the “them”(or thems) when you were growing up?
- How did you make sense of racial dislike when you were younger?
- Were there areas of life where your community or family acted as though they were under attack?
- In what areas of life did/does your community or family take pride?
- American Apartheid: Segregation and the Making of the Underclass by Douglas S. Massy and Nancy A. Denton
- The South Side: A Portrait of Chicago and American Segregation by Natalie Y. Moore
- African American/Black History
- Crossing Cultures
- Education and Life Lessons
- European American/Whites
- Family and Childhood
- Stereotypes and Discrimination