A friend who is liberal and an academic seems to be mysitfied about why I write this diary, why I would chose to take on a project about racism. She was mystified that is, until I told her that my grandfather is of Aboriginal origins or maybe South Sea Islander but we don't know. Then it made sense to her. It was as if it's suddenly ok for me to be concerned with 'race' and racism, as long as I am 'black' or have indigenous blood. But as a nice (white) Jewish girl, it is inappopriate to be writing about such things.

At least that is how I have interpreted her reaction.

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