The Beat Goes On

July 2000. This story, about the integration of the Berkeley schools seen through adult eyes, was published in the First Person section of the San Francisco Chronicle.

“…Coming tonight to watch my son drumming in the Afro Haitian dance performance, I was keenly aware that I was one of the few Caucasian parents in the audience. The underlying echo of racial tension beat within me like an African drum. B’doom, b’doom doom bop bop…”

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