by Storyteller Shanta Nurullah
Looking at high school yearbooks, Shanta reflects on the “change” in her neighborhood from mostly white to all black. As a child, Shanta could not understand when the adults told her “the white people are running away from us”. Even as an adult with a larger understanding of the times – blockbusting and other societal and economic pressures – the sting of being “the other” remains.
- What stories can photo albums or school yearbooks tell you about the people in your family or neighborhood?
- How do you feel when you realize that someone doesn’t like you?
- What keeps you strong when you’re in uncomfortable situations?
- How does your family influence your ideas and feelings about people from different backgrounds or cultures?
- Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
- The Bluest Eye by Tony Morrison
- Seed Folks by Paul Fleischman
- African American/Black History
- Crossing Cultures
- Education and Life Lessons
- European American/Whites
- Family and Childhood
- Stereotypes and Discrimination