About Adrienne So

Adrienne So is a gear, travel and lifestyle writer based in Portland, Oregon. Her work has been featured in Wired, Slate and Cool Hunting, among other online and print publications. She lives with her husband, daughter and two dogs, and enjoys running, rock climbing and snowboarding in her spare time.


Schrodinger’s Racists


Monday, November 21st, 2016 | 3,258 views

The first time it happened, I was in the first grade. My family is Catholic, and on Sundays we attended mass. Afterwards, I went to my CCD class—religious education, for the non-Catholics—for an hour. In each class, we read a Bible passage and discussed its meaning and waited impatiently to run into the hall to get cookies afterwards.

One Sunday, I was the last child packing my bag at the end of class. My teacher sat at her desk. Apropos of nothing, she said, “My brother was killed in Vietnam.”

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