We were born ready for connection with the natural and human world around us. But the winds of segregation blow strong, and many of us have been kept separate from the rest of the human race. What price do we pay for segregation, and how do we find our way back to each other? What are the gifts that await us when we connect?
Heather MacLeod is a member of the First Unitarian Church of Oakland. Her dissertation was on how white teachers think about race and racism, and over the past 20 years, she has interviewed many white people about how racism and segregation affected them. She was raised in a segregated white suburb of San Diego, and later, in her 40’s, intentionally desegregated her life. Reading, playing chase with her nephews, and water balloon fights are some of her favorite things to do.