Cousins

by Publius

I once taught in an inner-city middle school, in which I was one of only two white people, both of us teachers.

A student once asked me, “Hey, cous’, what page we on?” I run a rather formal classroom. So I turned to him and said,

“Mr. Knight, I’m white and you’re black. Do I look like any cousin of yours?”

“Honest, sir, it depends on what side of the family we’re talking about.”

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