Julio Solis, Sanger, CA. I am Mexican. Many times when I’m eating at a relatives or friends house that is Mexican, they are surprised when I tell them I don’t eat spicy foods. I have got responses like,”You’re not a true Mexican” or “You’re supposed to like spicy foods”. When I hear those responses, I […]
Gail Young, CA. Love me for me not my shell.
Johnny B., USA. Growing up in thee northeast US, in a multi-racial mixed racial attitude combined with military and college education has afforded me a peaceful coexistence.
Steve Baker Minneapolis, MN Inspired by Hmong American writer Kao Kalia Yang.
MJ Norton, Submitted via Twitter: @mjnorton. #theracecardproject
Andrew Ward, Chambesburg, PA. I am white by birth, but I feel like I am a completely different nationality/race on the inside. Like I was supposed to be a different race.
Hayley Burgette, Durham, NC. Some people say I don’t act like I’m white but I’m just an ordinary country girl. Sometimes I can be as southern as it gets and you can tell in my voice but other times I’m out of control.
Luke Brad Bobo, Ballwin, MO. We may be different hues, shapes, etc. on the outside but we share a common humanity – we have many of the same fears, same dreams, same wants, same concerns, etc.
Shelly Watson, Bethel Acres, OK. When I was a teenager, other American Indians used to call me Apple.
Roland, New York, NY. Be who you are, not what someone else wants you to be.
Jonah Gerry, Haslett, MI. My name is Jonathan Gerry and I organized my Black Student Union at my high school. This quote was inspired because we have all been discriminated against. And it’s what’s on the inside that matters.
Jeannette Brown, Submitted via Twitter @Sisterchemist, #theracecardproject
Monte Stroman, Syracuse, NY. Student ’15 I am black but if you look past my skin you would never know
Clara Krumin, Seattle, WA.
Matt St. Louis, MO I take after my mother.
Jill Leary Chagrin Falls, OH
Nathan S Detroit, MI With all of the talk of racial tensions in the US today, it is important to remember that the only difference between the commonly accepted races is skin color and, sometimes, facial features. Beyond that, people are all largely the same. Studies have been made showing that the vast majority of […]
Olivia Bozeman, MT We’re all like chocolate cake. You can frost those cakes with white frosting, yellow or heck, even purple. The thing is, chocolate cake is chocolate cake even if it has purple frosting.
Angie Featherstone Los Angeles, CA When I was 39 years old, my mother informed me that my great, great-grandmother was an escaped slave named Hatti. Despite all outward evidence to the contrary, I am 1/16th black.
Micaela Half Moon Bay, CA I am just a young 17 year old girl and over the years I have come to learn that someone’s apperance on the outside is often times very misleading. In today’s world, we often find ourselves linking harsh stereotypes about people specifically based on the way they dress, act, or […]
Mai Sheng Yang Morris, MN
Nadine Chapman, Novel Ideas Book Club Washington DC
Barry Schoenbart, MD Submitted via: NPR’s Talk of the Nation As a physician, the first thought that came to mind was, “Inside we all look the same.” Thank you.