Having lived differently...

Victoria Gray Adams: If I was an exceptional human being in Detroit, then I saw no reason why I couldn't be an exceptional human being in Mississippi. In Hattiesburg.

Charles Marsh: How did you understand that contradiction? That you were not exceptional in Hattiesburg? How did you understand that?

VGA: I didn't. That was the problem. I would wonder what is wrong with these people. I didn't think there was anything wrong with me to be perfectly frank. I couldn't figure out what was wrong with them. Why they would think they were better than I was. I saw absolutely no difference in us except the color…

Having lived differently, I assured you, just blew it, I guess, in terms of my ever accepting it.

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