Matthew Powers, Riverside, CA. “Growing up Irish and being raised by a single mom in the 50’s and 60’s in Omaha I saw racial tension and acts all around the city, but I can’t say I understood anything about it until my younger sister and I were transferred to a different school because mom couldn’t […]
Steve Baker Minneapolis, MN Inspired by Hmong American writer Kao Kalia Yang.
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.
MJ Norton, Submitted via Twitter: @mjnorton. #theracecardproject
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.
Kylie Schell, Carthage, NY. We all are the same inside, fat, skinny, black, brown, white or purple. Lets start seeing people for their inside, not their outside. Ugly is ugly, regardless of facade!
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.
Roland, New York, NY. Be who you are, not what someone else wants you to be.
Sandra M. Kosinski, Rahway, NJ. Monmouth University
Ashley Wu, Tucson, AZ. The glass reflect myself, however, if look carefully, you will find out my best friend is inside the room. Friends are important to me.
Gail Young, CA. Love me for me not my shell.
Jeannette Brown, Submitted via Twitter @Sisterchemist, #theracecardproject
Kirstyn Paige Andrew, Courtland, VA. No one should be judged, in any way, shape, and or form just because of the color of their skin. Everyone is unique in their own way and can never be replaced. God created us all for who we are and what we are for the better, our outside is […]
Mai Sheng Yang Morris, MN
Colby Finch, Eugene, OR. Im Colby Finch, 16 yrs old. I grew up in foster care, and in the system, I met a lot of people who were colored. I made a connection with another youth. His name was Devonte, and my foster parents at the time were uneasy about people of color. I brought […]
Morgan Burdette, Crest View Hills, KY. Race is a socially constructed concept to help us classify people based on physical characteristics. However on the inside we are all the same.
Craig G., Philadelphia, PA. I just want to be judged on what is on the inside and not how I look on the outside.
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 […]
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.
Shelly Watson, Bethel Acres, OK. When I was a teenager, other American Indians used to call me Apple.
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.
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 […]
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.