Tuesday, September 20, 2011


Our East Dallas magazine, Advocate, had a cover story called "40 Years of DISD Desegregation."  I was surprised that Dallas Independent School District forcibly desegregated its schools only nine years before my birth in 1971.  I always thought desegregation happened a long, long time ago - long before I was born.  However, in truth it happened in Dallas right before I was born- nine years is a very short period of time in the scheme of things.

This timeline gives me hope.  Being born nine years after desegregation gave me a completely different perspective; I cannot relate to a segregated society.  "One day" I hope my children won't be able to relate to society where gay people are legally "less than" their heterosexual counterparts.

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