April 27, 2014

Clyburn memoir: ‘What do you want to be when you grow up?’

My two brothers and I grew up without racial blinders, and without the conditional view of the world that so often characterized black families of the Jim Crow era. Our parents placed no limits on our ambitions. This “no-limits” concept was something ... we came to realize was not all that common among our neighbors and friends. I learned that lesson firsthand one afternoon as I arrived home after school.

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