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Ul timately, after federal legislation forced open some doors that had been closed to him as a young man, my father was promoted to positions in federal agencies, eventually retiring from the Department of Labor. I am old enough to know some of the injustices of that same segregated South. As a child, I knew what it was to be counted out before I could be counted in. I knew what it was to be called “nig ger” by the white kids in town. I knew what it was to shoulder the taunts and inequities of that time and place, and my parents took turns teaching me to rise above them.
I want to be a doctor,” she said. All right! I thought to myself. Now we’ve got some thing. Realize, no one in that courtroom was prepared to take this girl seriously. No doubt some folks thought it was cruel of me to put her through these paces, to set her up for another disappointment. This was a child who was barely going to school, who’d been brought in on drug and prostitution charges more times than any of us cared to re member, and yet there she stood, straight-shouldered, looking me directly in the eye, declaring that she wanted to be a doctor.
There are a whole bunch of areas where the court shouldn’t even become involved, and wouldn’t, if parents would just step up and take some responsibility. Truancy matters, for example, are more successfully resolved at SAY WHAT YOU MEAN AND MEAN WHAT YOU SAY 53 home than they ever are in court, because no courtappointed probation officer can be more aware of a school situation than a caring and involved parent. The best ini tiatives to forestall truancy, including our Truancy Inter vention Project, have called for a considerable degree of parental cooperation.