Human Parts
Published in

Human Parts

This Is Us

White Supremacy in Me

Light-skinned and part of the problem

Mixed-race woman looking out a window.
Photo: Pasha Gray/Nappy

When I was in my senior year of high school I argued against affirmative action. My AP history class had taken a field trip to Selma and we’d spent the day wandering around, drinking in the history of the small city. I was one of two Black students in a class of 30. Ashley and I were bound at the hip until we went our…




A publication from Medium about humanity: yours, mine, and ours.

Recommended from Medium

White Antiracists Have Ancestors:

Half ‘Asian’ / Half ‘Arab’: Reconciling with my Malayness

I Shouldn’t Have to March for My Life to Matter

Not Your Model Minority

Why People Believe in Conspiracy Theories But Not Racism

As to racism? Teach your children well…

Module 3 Activity 2 and 4

Thoughts from someone who thinks about “this” daily

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Leigh Green

Leigh Green | Freelance Editor | Essayist | Culture Analyst | Pronouns: she/they

More from Medium

The United States’ Public School System is Collapsing On Itself

The Juilliard School Reacts to Protests Over Rising Cost of Tuition

Lawmakers, ‘What Are You Doing? Why Are You Here?!?’

The Secret to Fulfilled to Bloom and Fostered to Broaden Workouts Despite the Earth’s Seasons |…