So, in Oxford MI, there is a private school called Upland Hills. The 7th grade class from my school was the first school invited to do their ropes course. Since it is a private school in the suburbs you know its gon’ be majority white.
If you didn’t know what a ropes course was, here’s an example: Ours was 25 feet in the air. You had to first, learn how to put on a harness and a helmet. When you actually go up onto the ropes course, you have to climb up a ladder to get up. Up there there is like things that are similar to a jungle gym. n You had to swing across tires, walk tightropes, and do monkey bars. But instead of metal, it was made of wood and ropes.
Anyway, so me and one of my friends I’ll call “Caleb” didn’t want to go on the ropes course so we sat back and watched as everyone else went. We were just talking when all of a sudden, this group of ages 8-11 come out of the school.
We didn’t think much of it….AT FIRST.
Then, one of the white kids from the school came up to us and asked, “Do any of you guys play basketball?” I replied no, while “Caleb” replied yes. He went around asking all of the BLACK KIDS did they play basketball. And “Caleb” noticed this too. I started joking around with “Caleb” and saying, “watch they gon’ bring out some fried chicken or somethin’ since we black.”
Next thing you know, two little white girls come up to us holding a bowl of watermelon and say, “Hey you guys want some watermelon?”
At that point i was trying not to laugh or get mad. I was DEAD. What the Hell? I’m pretty sure the teacher that sent them know what the hell she was doing when she sent them out. And the thing is, most of the white kids wasn’t even eating the watermelon. It was for US.
I was pretty pissed. And now everyday if I see “Caleb” in the hall or in class, we’re constantly saying, “Hey want some watermelon?” to each and we both bust out laughing.
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