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Open Mic: It's MLK Day. Where's Your Head?

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These days when I wrestle with race, I often think back to the fewer than 50 black kids — in a student body of 1,200 — at my college. And I think, man, I gave almost no thought at all to what that might have been like for them. It wasn't that I meant anyone harm; I just never considered the thousand little ways my being white may have made my experience that much easier. Now I can see that my whole known world depended on that one thing.