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I grew up in the South. I truly believed that when the adults around me referred to a "colored" person, that they were indeed colored...all the wonderful colors I could imagine as a child.
One day my stepmother said we were going to go over to a "colored" ladies house. I got so excited! I couldn't wait to see someone with all the colors of the rainbow.
When I was in Kindergarten at school, I remember once talking to a boy classmate and he introduced me to his friend who was a girl. Somehow she just didn't look like a girl or a boy at all to me, and for a couple of weeks I wondered if there were Boys, Girls, and Neither.
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I used to believe that white people had white blood and black people had black blood.
I was raised in a very charasmatic/strict christian home. Once, at a religious conference when I was about 6 We sat in front of two African American women wearing large gold hoop earrings and long red fingernails. I thought it was weird they were there because surely they couldn't be christians and dress like that! Looking back I see how stupid that was.
When I was about two years old, my mother caught me playing with her makeup -- and took my picture. I think I must have thought that all makeup came out of the same tube, because in the picture I'm holding a single lipstick, and I have applied it to my lips, cheeks, and eyebrows.
When I was like 5 my dad told me that if I put my hair behind my ears, I would turn in to a elf. and for the first like 8 years of my life i never put my hair behind my ears.
When I was little, I used to believe strangers were always people who had LONG hair, wore shorts, tie dye shirts and a hat. I saw it on the three ninjas and I was convinced they looked like that for like 3 years haha.
my best friend was so pale i thought she could glow in the dark
When I was a freshman in high school my friends knew that I had Amish friends. One day I was telling this girl named Megan all about Amish living. For some reason I made up a story on the spot about how young Amish boys use the afterbirth of a cow as hair gel. I tolg her after the cow gives birth, the Amish wait until the afterbirth comes out and the scoop it into a jar. Then they seal it with wax and put it in the icebox until it thickens. The they just crack the wax and dip their comb in the jar and swipe some on thier heads like Dapper Dan.
On our senior trip she was talking about this story to me. I finally told her after four years that I made it up.
I used to believe "mixed" people meant they would be white with black spots, like a dog. I was very disappointed when I made friends with a new girl at school who told me she was mixed, and she looked just as normal as me.
When I was little, I thought that ALL teenage boy wore big black sweatshirts and were fat. I didn't know any teenage boy like that when I was that young. I didn't even know any teenage boys. I have no idea what led me to believe this.
I used to believe that when people said that they were in their "birthday suit" they were talking about a clown outfit.
My granddaughter who had only seen wedding photos of her auntie who lives in Australia, on meeting her for the first time, asked "Where is her white dress". She must have thought she lives in it permanently as that was the only thing she had seen her wearing.
My best friend told me that he was upset because he found out there were 7 girls for every boy in the world and he didnt like being outnumbered.
I thought that the red dot on Indian women's foreheads was an open sore that they had to continually create. I wasn't sure how they did this.
My Opa (German for grandfather) told all my cousins and I that his scar on his belly that was really from getting his gall bladder out was from pirates that he fought while he was in the army in Alaska. How dumb were we? Pirates in Alaska against the US Army in sword fights in the 1950's, and we bought it until we were almost teens.
When I was 5 or 6, I used to believe that the age you were was the grade you were suppose to be in (like 6 is 6th grade), and that you never stopped growing. I thought that one day I would grow so tall I was going to have to have a hole put in the roof my car so that I could fit in the car when driving.
Funny how I only reached 5'2".
I thought that the difference between girls and boys was that girls have teeth.
Growing up, we were taught about Adam and Eve. I just assumed that Adam was black, and Eve was white. When they had a baby, it was Hispanic (at the time, I guess that seemed closest to grey). Then, if a Hispanic person had a baby with an white person, the baby would be Asian. Or, if a Hispanic person and a black person had a child, it was Indian. I had all the races all worked out.
When I was about six years old, and played in this kind of attick in our farm-builing, I believed that my father couldn't see me because I was actually turning into the little dwarf I was pretending to be..maybe not a uniqe story, but funny when you come to think about it:-)