Brandon Aspen, CO The purpose of saying something racist is to invoke. By allowing people to express that they were hurt by these words gives them (words) more power. The more we try to educate to not say these things because they hurt the more we lose traction in this battle. We need to teach [...]
Courtney Pearce Bowling Green, OH
Mary USA I have so much going on but no one else knows. So don’t make fun of me because it hurts more than you think.
Naadu Addico Poughkeepsie, NY Physical differences caused by a person’s genetic makeup cannot have large effects on a person’s social interaction. It is the way people react to and interpret these biological characteristics that affect a person’s social interactions. For instance, a tall boy’s height does not have any relevance to him until he realizes [...]
Mayra Gutierrez Northfield, MN Sometime my friends make Mexican jokes around me and I laugh with them, but sometimes those jokes are truly hurtful and diminishing, I am Mexican they are not
Christine Marriott River Falls, WI I lived in the south, born in 1956. I saw awful things as a little white girl from a racist dysfunctional family. They taught me how not to be. Maybe it was because they treated me like they treated black people. My school was segregated early. I got in so [...]
Joyce Jordan Fort Myers, FL This incident occurred when I was 7 years old. I never forgot it and remember watching her get back on the bus. It changed forever how I feel about race. To me Jessie was a friend. I never even noticed that her skin was different than mine.
David Wandel Madison, WI Great Project and interviews……
Ed Karesky Escondido, CA When I was in fourth grade a new family moved into our lower middle class apartment complex. They were African American. I was out riding my bicycle with a friend when the six year old of that family rode his bike up to us and asked if he could ride with [...]
Patricia Armstrong St. Louis, MO I was no more than 7 years old and made friends with a black girl in the neighborhood. We really had a lot of fun together and my family did not object. After a few weeks, I was invited to her house. After her father saw my white skin, he [...]
Ana Lazo Hyattsvelle, MD Racism may hurt,as death itself, but it can not kill you, because we don’t live by that.
Alanna Marie Hagerstown, MD
Leslie Owen Pensacola, FL Submitted via: NPR’s Talk of the Nation