(excerpt) Why am I still working in the campaigns for civil rights and human rights after seventy years? The question has never come up—until now. Yet it is to be expected. Even as a child I was upset by hearing disparaging remarks about cherished black friends. In college I was stunned to learn that others had raised questions about the propriety of my invitation to a young Japanese student to spend the weekend with me. Later I was ashamed and worried for her that in Virginia she might have been rejected because she was not white enough.
Persinger, M.E. (2012). Unfinished Agenda. Journal of Women's History 24(4), 186-192. doi:10.1353/jowh.2012.0043.