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July 14, 2022
Judy Forte remembers a 1966 judge’s desegregation order forcing her and her brothers to transfer to the all-white elementary school near their home in Phenix City, Ala. Even as a third grader, she noticed teachers at the new school treating her differently, particularly when it came to security. White classmates frequently targeted them for abuse...
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In the hair section of a Target in the suburbs, north of Atlanta, my 3-year-old sister pointed toward a purple bottle of shampoo and said, “You should get this for Et-ra, your best friend.” I didn’t have the heart to tell her I was taking a break from my 11-year-old friendship with my friend, Iqra,...
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