- You were born in '60?
'61. Hmm. A white woman and a black man getting married and having a kid back then. They were ahead of their time. You want the God's honest truth about my folks?
Okay. My mother thought Harry Belafonte was the most handsome man on the face of the planet. Yeah, I'd say chocolate was her favorite flavor, too. No, really, I think their attraction was that simple. My father looked like Nat King Cole and my mother looked like Patsy Cline.
But I also think God helps those who help themselves.
- I think I saw that on a bumper sticker somewhere.
That's how you know it's good.
There were white kids at school who would talk to me in class, but if I saw them out on the quad and they were with their other friends, they would walk right past me without so much as a nod. Now, obviously, the firm is not like that, but sometimes when I'm leaving Southside in the morning, headed for the Loop, I feel like I'm leaving Planet Black and landing on Planet White.