Tony Concorde, NC I am tired seeing white people feeling guilty or responsible for the misfortune of minorities.
Stephen Mai, Seattle, WA. Race to some can just be a dirty word, used to victimize themselves and create more barriers and problems, where as race to another person can literally mean how society treats them
Laurie Winchester, Houston, TX. Treat everyone and everything the way you want to be treated…..yes, it’s that simple.
Philip, Portland, OR.
Courtney Elizabeth Columbus, OH I get really bothered when white people say “but I didn’t own slaves!” or “my ancestors weren’t here during America’s beginnings.” Be that as it may, I like to remind them that they were there during Jim Crow segregation, the violence that raged then, when Emmitt Till was murdered, when four […]
John Daws Tucson, AZ I learned this years ago from an elderly black woman in a coffee shop in Manhattan. She said, “For black people, everything is about race. For white people, nothing is about race.” Those contradictory yet complementary thoughts have served me well since then.
Mena Sawyer Fairbanks, AK Assignment for class 342 Why are we so afraid to speak about race? If we never talk about it and pretend that it is not there, nothing will ever change. On the other hand, am I ready to be confronted?
Audrey Jo DeVillier Addis, LA
Salma Moosa Ann Arbor, MI Understanding Race Project – The University of Michigan
Anonymous Eugene, OR
Michael Woods Rockford, IL
D Harris Wilmington, DE I’m amused at the assumptions that many people make about a person based on their race even if they are a member of that same race. All people are individuals and not limited by anyone’s views as to who they are based on race.
Kelly W. Charlotte, NC