In 2012, the city of Minneapolis launched the first-ever One City One Read program where everyone in town is invited to read the same book and join in a community wide discussion. My book, The Grace of Silence was selected for the community wide read and I could not have more excited. Most rewarding was the idea that the book would be used as a starting point for conversations about race, identity, family, and neighborhood history. I have created this special page on my website to capture some of the activities around One Minneapolis One Read. Enjoy and please be sure to let us know if you’re involved in a discussion or activity in Minneapolis related to The Grace of Silence or The Race Card Project™.
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- Wish race conversations were more nuanced.
- If blind, what color are you?
- I am not a petting zoo.
- White from perception Muslim from within
- Part Native American, regret not recognizably.
- Fake friends slandered my wife’s ethnicity.
- I try, my racism seems hard-wired.
- Superior Race There’s No Such Thing
- Biligaana living off-reservation and missing frybread
- Black kids, white moms, strong family.
- Caught between defying and affirming stereotypes.
- Tired of Asians being a minority
- Race Is Perception, Adjust Yours!
- Sorry Brothers, Didn’t vote Obama…Black
- The Media molded us this way.
- “Wow! You don’t have an accent.”
- Being white makes race discussions difficult
- Saw an ugly world too early
- Young Bearded White Male…ehh
- No, she’s really my mom
- Black Guy In A Crazy World
- Why do people fear black people
- My skin doesn’t make me better
- Race is simply just a word.
- No Human Being Is Born Racist.
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