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What passed for racial harmony in my diverse suburban middle school: Swallowing the bitter taste of the 'Oreo' slur - Head in the Sand
In the fall of 2001, I was introduced to an array of new things: a new school, new demographic pockets of my diverse Chicago suburb, and Oreos. Yes … Oreos! In elementary school they were two rich chocolate cookies that hugged sweet white cream. In middle school Oreos became more than a dessert. This type of Oreo was far from sweet…