Born White…

“My mission in life is to connect people with people and people to ideas that cause us to pause, reflect and learn.”
– René Delane

Being born white at birth gave me immediate access to many doors of opportunity and privilege solely because of the color I was wrapped in.

As a child living in a values-rich but economically poor family — books, learning, and curiosity were the staples of our daily life.

Going to the local library or the rare big-city trip to the Pittsburgh Carnegie Museum followed by a meal in an ethnic restaurant eating matzo ball soup or fried rice became my idea of a splendid day. Read more

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