Confessions of a Recovering “Racist”

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Confessions of a Recovering “Racist”

Illustration: Akshita Monga

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t’s been years, but I’ll never forgive myself for something that happened in high school.

Chaitanya was one of my closest friends and we’d been studying together since second grade. Chaitanya was exceptional at solving mathematical equations and had the best straight drive in the school. Also, Chaitanya’s skin tone was darker than the rest of us.

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