Nicole, East Lansing, MI. My grandfather was blind all my life. All I knew was that there was an accident. It wasn’t until he passed that I learned that the accident involved a white man. My grandfather was a doorman and was pushed into the glass door. My grandfather never spoke of the incident. I’m [...]
Michelle Inabnitt Greenwood, IN It is so tragic some people believe their life has more value than others. All life is precious.
Brianna Zimmerman New York City, NY
Nina New York City, NY IT IS A CONTINUAL PROCESS TO UNPACK THE DANGEROUS THINGS I WAS TAUGHT AND TO UNDERSTAND HOW IT AFFECTS HOW I SEE OTHERS AND LIVE MY LIFE.
Lorraine LaPrade New York City, NY Brooklyn Learning about the Civil Rights movement gave me confidence as a young woman.
Saundra Thomas New York City, NY My life began at the start of the civil rights movement. 1962. the music of the civil rights movement is the soundtrack of my childhood. I grew up black in a mixed community, too black to befriend the whites and too “white” to befriend the blacks….and lesbian. my legacy [...]
Courtney Pearce Bowling Green, OH
Alana Peck Marina, CA People who don’t know me well tell me I look nothing like my sister. If race wasn’t such an overpowering factor, I’m not sure I would hear that as often. It’s hard to have everything and nothing in common with a person I’ve known for almost my entire life.
Christian Rigby Heber, UT I believe that everybody has the potential to become the person they want to be. We should not let things like our race or ethnicity define our purpose in life. This means two things. First it means that we must make it our job to not judge others biased on their [...]
Don Rackley Chattanooga, TN I know “minorities” who have succeeded as well as anyone on the planet. I also know white people who have failed miserably. It’s not about the Race; it’s about the Culture you choose to accept. I was part of an “interracial” marriage for 13 years, and I got to see how [...]
Moira O’Connell Morristown, NJ
Aaron Boockvar-Klein New York City, NY Manhattan When there are two choices, one the does not affect you personally but may be beneficial to others, and one that is easier, lazier, choose the former.
Georgia Brooke Guinan New York City, NY Queens Life is about so much more than black and white. Stop being limited by your closed mindedness and see the full potential of a world that is in limitless technicolor and every individual holds their own unique shade of beauty.
Katie Bruno Wadsworth, OH
Andie Sandy Springs, GA Everyone always judges based on appearance this one this remains the same as life goes on.
Roberta Greer Seattle, WA
Crystal Korth Drake University Des Moines, IA
S.W. Spokane Falls Community College Spokane, WA
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Reginald Wright Houston, TX
Patricia Jones Charleston, SC My husband and I are the parents of an 18-year-old son who just graduated from high school. As we raised him to this point, we were always concerned about his emotional, mental, and physical well-being. Our goal was to get him through high school and his teenage years without ever seeing [...]
Kenton Adler Batesville, AR
TAB Memphis, TN My God is not colorblind!
Charles Ransom Ann Arbor, MI
Lisa K. Durham, NC Duke University
Ann Langdon Westchester, PA
Christopher Harper College Park, MD University of Maryland
Elise Ceballo-Countryman Ann Arbor, MI
James E. Sanders Jr San Antonio, TX Life as I know it from a young age.