My grandson is being pulled from the graduation line!

(NNPA)—Dear Gwendolyn:

We as adults need to recall our younger years. This is the problem: My grandson wrote an article for the senior paper. The article was turned down. My grandson says that the editor of the senior class paper does not like him. I think there was a rivalry at one time over a girl.

Well, whatever! That should not have had any bearing on my grandson—but it did. Just to prove his article was going to be viewed, my grandson printed it and had it distributed throughout the campus and throughout the city. Someone alerted the school and he was notified that he would not be marching with his class. He has worked so hard and is the third grandchild to complete a college education.


Gwendolyn, the college is a private Black college. If he was in a White college, Black organizations would be marching around the campus claiming that my grandson was being mistreated because he is Black. Where are the Black organizations that are needed to solve this problem?—Susan

Dear Susan:

The organizations are somewhere being African-Americans. This is an example of Blacks (oops) African-Americans not standing by their own. However, Susan, if mothers and grandmothers would do better parenting, our children would not be performing criminal acts—and would abide by orders. Your grandson is no exception. As his grandmother, you should have been constantly lecturing to him about what to do and what not to do. People have to follow rules. Race has nothing to do with it.

(Nevada Publishing Co., P.O. Box 10066, Raleigh, N.C. 27605-0066. Got a problem, e-mail her at: or write to her at address above (to receive a reply, send a self-addressed stamped envelope.)

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