“You are white. I blame you.”

Mike B., Baltimore, MD. Time and time again, I have been approached by someone of a minority group with the statement “You have oppressed my people for centuries. Last time I checked, I have only been alive for 22 of those years. These people think because of skin tone and articulate speech that I had […]

Cops can’t see us with you

Alexander Hileman Commerce City, CO People are afraid in parts of the USA to be seen with white people. I was down in Texas, and a couple of black kids asked us if we wanted to play some basketball. We said yes and we played for about an hour and a half until they said […]

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I Am Shattered Pieces Scattered Black

Lauren Anderson Kansas City, MO I’m not sure what I would consider myself. The only thing that I know is that I am brown-skinned, but light-skinned. Many believe I am mixed with another race or other race(s), but my parents are both Black. I’m not really sure what it means to be Black or where […]

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Michele Norris leads learning opportunity

REPOST from: http://thecollegiatelive.com/ http://thecollegiatelive.com/2014/03/npr-host-michele-norris-final-speaker-of-19th-annual-diversity-lecture-series/ By Carla Villasana-Acosta Grand Rapids Community College welcomed radio host Michele Norris and her conversation on race as part of the 2013-2014 Diversity Lecture Series. Around 1,000 people gathered Wednesday at the Fountain Street Church to listen to Norris’ lecture titled “Eavesdropping on America’s Conversation on Race.” It encouraged the audience to […]

Race Card Project’ Is Among Peabody Award Winners

by MARK MEMMOTT April 02, 2014 9:55 AM ET This year’s Peabody Award winners for excellence in electronic media include The Race Card Project from NPR’s Michele Norris.   Her project, which was featured in a series of reports on Morning Edition, invites people to distill their “thoughts, experiences or observations about race into one […]

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Michele Norris’ address at Sacramento State’s Convocation

REPOST: https://www.youtube.com/user/SacStateVideo Oct 20, 2011 Michele Norris’ acclaimed memoir, “The Grace of Silence,” is Sacramento State’s One Book selection for the 2011-12 academic year. Norris, one of the hosts of National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered,” began the book as an analysis of race in the Obama era. When she realized that discussions about race […]