Reflection – Traveling

In this article Paley discusses her own experience with segregation and being a stranger in a community. She discusses her journey on the bus where she encountered racial segregation. Palye’s status as a stranger enables her to resist the injustices segregation. Her mother is inspiration to her for resistance when she offers to hold a woman’s baby when she couldn’t give up her seat to an exhausted mother. This act of kindness allows her to cross the invisible boarder of segregation and creates a strong connection between the two communities. Paley’s status and her actions is what enables her to resist injustice.