A six year old girl in New Orleans was the first black student to attend a mixed school after apartheid. The white people were so disturbed that a black girl was going to a school that was formerly all white, that she had to be escorted by Federal Marshals. The white students boycotted the school and there were mobs of people protesting and screaming at her everyday when she went to and left school.
And she would be saying something under her breathe as she walked in. When asked what she was saying, she said, “I am praying to God to forgive them.” When asked why she would do that, she said, “Don’t you think they need to be forgiven?”