Today they said their daughter came home from high school yesterday 1 where the incident had been discussed in a class. The teacher asked if any of the students were offended, and to stand up -- Only the daughter and another girl, both black, stood up. Later, the daughter said to her mother, "But momma, the teacher didn't let me say I wasn't offended because I'm black. I was offended because I'm half Jamaican. There are white people in Jamaica, I'm offended they weren't being represented!"
I suggested maybe the other girl was half Jamaican, too.
DISCLAIMER: I am quoting from memory here.
Just finished Al Capone Does My Homework. I really enjoyed reading it. I read the first in the series many years ago (2004). I seem to have missed the second one, though.
I am now reading Member Of The Wedding. Nicely written, but laborious to read in the paperback edition, the letters are so tiny!
1 Comma or no comma, that is the question.