Monday, November 26, 2007
Were we really completely 'whitebread?'
If you look at yesterday's post, the picture from the reunion, there's one thing that's very apparent.
All of us were white and most of us were what would be called "Anglo."
Now I know that not all of the 804 of us in the Class of '67 were white and Anglo-Saxon, let alone Protestant, but there was definitely a WASPy flavor to our school back then.
Think about it. We lived in the Washington, D.C., area, and in only one of the four years we were at Woodson were there any black kids on our basketball team. As for Latinos, I work in a city that is 68 percent Latino and even though we must have had a few kids with Latino names -- lovely cheerleader Susan Morales comes to mind -- there certainly wasn't anything going on in terms of culture beyond the Spanish Club.
So tell me.
What am I missing?
Were we really that whitebread, or was there something going on that I missed?