In the 1950’s SUNY schools & community colleges offered FREE tuition to local students. My mother-in-law, who is white, took advantage of this program and received her degree from SUNY Buffalo in Speech Therapy.
He also had a head for math . He heard the military might be a good place to earn a degree and gain job experience.
He signed up
It was down for three days.
No one could figure out what was wrong with it.
Finally someone said, “There’s a negro on board who can fix anything. Maybe we should call him.”
Someone went to get my dad.
The radar was back on.
That unofficial policy changed right then.
He needed 100% cash to buy a home.
How could he ever come up with enough cash to purchase a home on a janitor’s salary?
I have found a lot of people don’t realize VA loans were really only available to white men. When we understand what happened, and what continues to happen - we are better able to prevent this from happening to our brothers and sisters.
If you are feeling grateful for all you have & you have a few dollars to spare - the House of Mercy does great things here in Rochester, NY
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