ME:Racial divisions in grade school

From: Annie McDevitt
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Date: 26 Nov 1996
Time: 14:36:03


This is sort of random but I've been remembering lately how in my junior high there were a lot more mixed race friendships than in my highschool. In junior high, I had a lot of close Korean friends. Then in highschool, all the Koreans would hang out together and all the whites together, etc. I remember one of my Korean friends saying that she liked to be with people who understood her. She talked about how within Korean culture, parents hit their kids. She said that whites think that's child abuse. I guess she didn't want to go through the hassle of having to explain that to her friends. Maybe highschool is a time of more racial awareness and so divisions become more pronounced. Then again, I've seen a lot of racial division in elementary schools as well. What have your experiences been??