I Take A Lot of Pride in Who I Am


When Lisa McClelland entered Freedom High School in Oakley, California, like a lot of young people she just didn't' fit in. She joined the Gay-Straight Alliance. But other school clubs didn't seem as welcoming. The Black Student Union was for African Americans. Latinos had Latinos Unidos. There was an ALOHA Club for Asian Americans. McClelland was white, so she and some of her friends decided to start a Caucasian Club. But the local chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People says it is "vehemently opposed" to the club. "The club, in name, seems like a backdoor approach to separation," said Darnell Turner, the chapter's vice president. Perhaps McClelland should start an irony club.