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black school children

I am a 2010 graduate of Nansemond-Suffolk Academy, and attended this school from the age of 3. I am African-American, a race that made up 2-3 percent of the student population.

While a student at NSA, my experiences were broadened, allowing me to interact effectively with people whose social, political and ideological philosophies were much different from my own. Near the end of my senior year, I pondered those experiences, and one question arose: “Why do all the black kids sit together in the cafeteria?”

While many believe 11 a.m. on a Sunday is the hour America is most racially segregated, I believe it’s the daily lunch hour.

With laugher surrounding them and people pouring over their food, a jock will walk into the school cafeteria looking for his friends and a girl will look for her clique.

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