posted Friday, November 29, 2013 at 1:22am
Your initials are P.L. and mine are D.H.. It happened in an elementary school portable in South Van., during the mid 1950's. You are Chinese and I'm white. It was morning just before first class in the cloakroom. I looked at you and sang a very racist, disgusting song, and you looked back at me with hurt in your eyes. I have been wearing the shame of that morning all these many years.
I'm not asking for forgiveness as I don't deserve it, but I want to apologize to you P.L., because I was very wrong, with sick racist views even though I was young. And I want you to know P.L., that the pain that I also inflicted upon myself from that event, made me bury my racism, and made me a much better, more humble and understanding person. I send you my love P.L. and I thank you for staying in my memory all these years, and I will never forget you.