A journey of courage and a vision for a better future

Linda Champion serves on the town’s Equity and Justice for All Advisory Committee.

(Photo by Elaine Cushman Carroll)

When it comes to overcoming, Linda Champion has top credentials.

Champion, an attorney, has pushed through racism, homelessness, sexual harassment, single parenting, and even an unsuccessful political campaign.

She is a member of the town’s Equity and Justice for All Advisory Committee and agreed to share her experience of being a biracial woman during Black History Month.

Growing up in Texas, Champion’s family faced racism on all sides.

She is the daughter of a South Korean mother who immigrated in 1973 and an African American father, a charismatic man whose body and mind faced the ravages of the Vietnam War and Agent Orange.

“For kids like me who are biracial and present as Black, you are always sort of straddling a fence,” she said. “Unfortunately, people don’t celebrate the differences.

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