Rose Collins, Syracuse, NY. Highschool Student ’16 I believe that if we don’t appreciate our differences or acknowledge the fact that we are all different, then we will repeat the prejudice and pain we’ve seen in our past. We all have different stories and cultures, and if we don’t acknowledge that then we will be […]
Eric Goodwin, Syracuse, NY.
Anderson Brown, Jacksonville, FL.
Sarah Butler, Weymouth, MA. I am not blind to the similarities of then and now. A newspaper cover connected the past and present for me with the headline “Three Negros Shot in Cold Blood by Police”.
Destiny Baker Raeford, NC The only thing that defines how you are as a person is you, not your past, culture, and especially not race.
James Niiler Tuscaloosa, AL
J.S. Richmond, VA My grandparents came to the US in the 1960s from Poland after living through the Nazis and the Communists. I won’t be saddled with crimes in which neither I nor my ancestors had any part. Grow up people.
Greg Camp Fayetteville, AR I did not live in the era of legal slavery or Jim Crow. I did not support those laws. And don’t waste my time with talk about privilege. Claiming that white males have privilege simply by virtue of being white males denies the diversity in outcomes that we experience.
“GIRL” Seattle, WA Thinking about who I am and my racial past in the US.
Michael Malek Najjar Eugene, OR http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Druze
Meghan Berry Des Moines, IA
Roger Rosenberg San Jose, CA America’s past racism extends a long shadow over modern efforts to create a society free from racism.
Maranda Compton Denver, CO For most of society, the American Indian is conceived of as strictly an historical figure. People maintain images of Tonto or the Crying Indian walking alongside the highway in buckskin and feathers. And if they do allow the Indian to exist in modernity, he or she is relegated to an impoverished, […]
Chassy Oson Fairfield, CA In this past week I have learned that some high schools in the South still have segregated proms. Seriously? We should have moved past this a long time ago. Also in my history class we are watching a movie about how this one school in the South is still segregated but […]
Submitted via Twitter: @WTyler2011 New Haven, CT
Miles Spencer Kimball Ann Arbor, MI Understanding Race Project- University of Michigan
Ashley Gilbert Ann Arbor, MI BA 2008 MBA 2013
Alexandra Colley Pensacola, FL I’m a white female & my boyfriend is black. Neither of us would like the other to walk in our neighborhoods alone, but if we walk in them together we have no issues.