A Summer Camp For Black Kids: The Importance of Purposeful Black Spaces
It is emotionally taxing to navigate the U.S. as a person of color, making the need for affinity spaces essential.
I spent the first nine years of my life in Atlanta fairly unaware that white people existed.
All my friends, classmates, neighbors, teachers, doctors - everyone was Black. I spent the early years of my life in a constant majority. While I of course experienced the growing pains every child faces of trying to fit in, race was never a factor. At the end o…