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Isaiah Washington Says His ‘Best’ School Teachers Were Klansmen

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Isaiah Washington attends the Apple TV+ Original Series “Shantaram” Premiere at Regency Village Theatre on October 03, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)

*Former “Grey’s Anatomy” star Isaiah Washington shared a story on Instagram about how some of his best teachers from childhood were members of the Ku Klux Klan.

“I had some of the best elementary school teachers and even some neighbors that I knew were Klan Members, back in Texas while growing up,” Isaiah captioned a photo of two KKK white women and a baby.

“I knew where They stood with me and They also knew where I stood with Them. The boundaries were very, very clear and I still played with Their kids., I just couldn’t drink from Their outside water hose or come inside Their house to eat,” his Instagram post continued. 

“Their houses were usually much smaller than what I grew up in,” Washington wrote. 

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Washington went on to recall how his mother was always kind and generous to the children of Klansmen.

“My mother never refused to let Their kids into her house to eat a summer lunch and drink from our vintage JFK water glasses,” he wrote.

“I can’t help but wonder today, if Their kids are vigorously supporting me as an actor today, simply because I showed Them love and respect as a true Texan and a true American, even when Their parents and grandparents forbid Them to reciprocate love and respect for me publicly to me back then, but I’m infamous now. I wonder…”

See his full Instagram post above.

Meanwhile, the internet is wondering why Washington appears to be “accepting” of hate. Check out some of the reactions to his post below via BuzzFeed:

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