Exchange Exemplar: Unlearning Racism

Jan 18, 2019

Have you heard the stories of "segregation academies?"  Those are the private schools that sprang up in the South after the Supreme Court ruled that public schools must integrate. 

Jim Grimsley's family kept him in public school, and his white life got quite an awakening when the first black students showed up. 

He tells the story in How I Shed My Skin: Unlearning the Racist Lessons of a Southern Childhood

This interview from March 2016 closes out our offerings for Martin Luther King Day.