history of mixed race

Everybody has a story

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“You know we’re cousins, right?” 
That’s what a white surgeon said to my maternal Aunt Margie (even her birth certificate spells it that way) roughly four decades ago as she worked alongside him as a surgical nurse. The surgeon’s last name was Elder, which is my aunt’s maiden name, and he had visited some of our family members and wanted to share with Aunt Margie the family Bible.

Everybody has a story; particularly in the South. My teammate Chris Matthews (this one) says I’ve been thinking too much in writing this story about the tensions between the mixed race community and Blacks in Atlanta. I’ve talked to all the right people, got the great quotes and all that. But there’s something that’s just blocking my normal flow and rhythm.

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Kimberly Davis
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