Catherine House Philadelphia, PA Racism is a terrible, complicated knot that some have tried to improve through generations. Abolitionists and the four civil rights workers killed in MS gave their lives. Other people cling to old ideas even today. The overwhelming apathetic majority contributes nothing. Somewhere in the huge knotted mess a new cottage industry […]
Erich Gibeault, Sacramento, CA. It seems to be less of a problem as the newer generations come in.
Tom Lau, Chicago, IL. This is a Polaroid of the back of my mom and dad that I took few years ago.
Tom Dierolf Brevard, NC If you saw a photo of me among asian, black and latino faces, and asked to pick the immigrants to the U.S., you would probably not pick me. But I immigrated from Germany in 1960, and I know that all of the others in the photo could have had family living […]
Ann Elizabeth Hemphill Quartz Hill, CA Born in ’46 in Midwest, visiting with relatives in Florida each year, adult years in California. From my early childhood to present, I’ve witnessed the persistence of racial prejudice passed on through the generations. I’m reciting 5 generations, from my grandparent’s to today’s youth. I spend time instructing teens, […]
John Confrey New York City, NY Brooklyn
Michael Malek Najjar Eugene, OR http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Druze
Dr. Gisselle Velez-Ruiz Ann Arbor, MI Stereotypes & generations
Dawn Walschinski Green Bay, WI I am a citizen of the Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin. As part of the Iroquois Confederacy, one of our philosophies is to plan seven generations ahead. Right now we are facing a potential enrollment crisis where we won’t have Oneidas with at least 1/4 blood quantum to qualify […]
Kevin Tierney Italy Nonnie was born in Italy and moved to the USA, 14 years old and a newlywed. Three generations later, I was born in the USA and now live in Italy. Nonnie wasn’t considered white when she moved to Brooklyn, but she was when she died 80 years later. I declare myself to […]
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