Being from the South, de facto segregation is my explanation for what we see (or don't) in Dallas' homogenous societal representations. It's only when people intentionally step outside their bubbles that true exchanges and change can occur. So what did I do? I joined a white church (First Baptist); regularly dine at restaurants and bars outside my neighborhood; and I'm learning from my Blasian grandchildren that love sees no color. I don't know if any of these things are transformative or not, but they've been small steps. And in the process of making these steps I'm finding that --on the whole-- people are stepping towards, not away from, me.
post by Danielle McClelland