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I Have a Passion to Keep Learning About Racism

***The staff of the Jim Crow Museum receives dozens of letters and emails. Some of these communiques offer insight into race relations -- historically and in the present. While some are hateful, we have decided to share some of these letters and emails with our Internet visitors.***

My name is Simone, and I am a 3rd year BA (hons) student studying Race and Ethnic studies in England. I am doing my dissertation on the representation of black people in the media, looking at the UK and the USA from the 19th century to the present. I just wanted to say that I have thoroughly enjoyed reading the pieces on your website. Before I started this course I did not know much about black history, slavery or racism and at school we never touched on the Jim Crow Laws. My father who is from Jamaica never explained until recently the racial discrimination he faced when coming to the UK in the 1960s.

I have a passion to keep learning about racism, discrimination and the history of these and other issues you talk about on your website. I want to carry on in this field and hope that I can make a small difference.

Thank you

Simone Carr
-- Feb. 4, 2007