Kim Floyde, Montrose, CO.
Kim Floyde, Montrose, CO.
Rebecca Robrahn, Holland, MI. No matter how much I try to learn and read and participate in conversations, I’m told I can’t understand, will never understand, that my privilege blinds me. I know I can never truly feel the experience of living in America as a black, Asian or Latina woman, but I *AM* trying. […]
Kelsey Connolly, Wilsonville, OR. “Think Grace, Act Grace, Teach Grace” I have always been a learner at heart, but not necessarily an excellent student. In school, I learned best by looking at examples and modifying the results with my own knowledge, and that worked out very well for me… up until I left my little […]
Cynthia Lawrence, Carmichael, CA. Working together we can learn from each other and build a better community.
Tyler Brown, Topeka, KS. What knowledge do I gain of a person by being told their race? Am I told that they have certain facial features and a certain color of skin? Even these qualities vary greatly within each race. If you tell me their race, I learn nothing about their cultural heritage, their family’s […]
Patrick Vandergriff, Lakeland, FL.
Metris Batts-Coley, Miami, FL. I wish we could talk about race openly so we can learn from each other.
Melissa Lush, Dayton, OH. Can we learn to recognize the racism that lives within us even when we swear it does not? How to reach inside our being to find that spot that requires one to be a hate filled racist?
Mariela Barriga, Seattle, WA. Collected from The Race Card Project, On Location: Seattle Community Colleges
Andrew Washington, DC
Ellery Sills Portland, OR
Sandy Harris, San Francisco, CA.
Jason Locke, Itaca, NY.
Danielle Stewart, Oakland, CA.
King Kellz, Fayetteville, NC. We only learn what America has taught us about our specific race.
Zoë Johnson, East Lansing, MI.
Ryan Palmer St. Louis, MO Nope
Anonymous Student New York City, NY I know this stuff.
Ted Hochstadt Falls Church, VA This is approximately what my mother said to me when I asked her why our African-American cleaning woman could not read the word I asked her about from my second grade reader. The conversation with my mother occurred in Brooklyn, NY almost 65 years ago, but I still remember that […]
Grace Eugene, OR
Kyle Garner WY
Sameer Belgaumi Ann Arbor, MI Understanding Race Project- University of Michigan I’m a Pakistani-American who grew up in Saudi Arabia. I hear this question so often that I wish I had a better reason than “I was born speaking it.” The truth that English was one of the first languages I learned, seems like such […]
Marie Martinez Ogden, UT
Anonymous Ann Arbor, MI
Melody Rabassa SUNY Potsdam, NY No difference. We are all human We can learn. Just need time