Leigh Anne Tuohy, Racism, and the White Saviour Complex

I think of how freely I was allowed to move about as a white teenager in New Orleans, and how different the situation is for African American kids. I smoked, was grungy, and then like now, had a problem with making eye contact yet I used to play basketball at the little red schoolhouse after dark without anyone saying anything; can you imagine what would have happened if I was not white?

Source: Leigh Anne Tuohy, Racism, and the White Saviour Complex

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New Orleans resident, writer, activist.

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