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. […]
Nichele, West Chester, PA.
Brandi Schroeder, East Lansing, MI. I have a rather diverse group of friends, and the other day one made a comment about my origins. I grew up in a predominantly caucasian town where my high school held maybe 10 black students. My friend, who happens to be Somali, asked this question, and upon my answer […]
Manuel Holguin, Phoenix, AZ. I don’t really get being proud of your race to any extreme. I suppose my argument is that you as a person has nothing to do with your race or color of skin. It was decided for you! No one ever says “I’ve worked hard my whole life to be white!” […]
Sean Dayal, Elk Grove, CA.
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Mitch Dobbs, Columbus, OH. There was a time in our society when individuals were treated differently based on the color of their skin. It was and is apalling and just plain wrong. Nothing will change that or make it right. “I am more than skin color” means that we must look past the burden of […]
Jonathan Foster, Monticello, KY. I so often here people or media lumping all white males into the same misogynistic racist pile, when the truth is we can be so much more.
Laura Joans, Lexington, KY.
Kathy Gips, Boston, MA. 65 year old. White suburba. Removed, but remember. 65 year old, white, witness from a distance.
Nicholas Ellis, Somerville, MA. Being referred to as simply “white” strips me of my ethnicity, of which I am very proud. I look Slavic, I am Slavic, why should I be OK with being referred to in any other way? My people were also slaves, in fact the word “Slave” comes from an old French […]
Deria Matthews Germantown, MD The work of civil rights activists and social justice workers alike is exhausting, emotionally taxing and just takes a lot out of you. People have given their entire lives to this fight against racial oppression in America and I want to know how much longer until the country takes accountability and […]
Lil Frey Eugene, OR The University of Oregon
D. Frost VA The goal is to embrace diversity for all; not just for minorities. Everyone one should receive the same rights and NOBODY should receive special treatment or advantages.
Cestau Clark Louisville, KY It was against the law for my parents to be married in 1966. I was born in 1967. Florida was unkind to us then. But somehow, I still believe people are generally good. Race was a card I had to deal with everyday. Everyone wanted to know what I was…Well, I’m […]
Michael Petzak Ann Arbor, MI My whole life, the only bubble I can fill out is white. I am white in color but I am more than just a Caucasian. I am a Polish and Dutch American with great pride in my ancestry. I wish I was given the opportunity to identify with a group […]
Madeline Hsu Austin, TX As an Asian American woman, I am both stronger and more graced than registers at first glance.
Vanessa Valdes New York Racism is not *seeing* the person’s humanity, it’s sticking everyone in the pre-assigned box and results in shock when human complexity dares to defy the formula.