Brian Smith, Sugar Land, TX. Part of me wish I wasn’t racist. I did my best not to be like my parents when I was growing up, but as I grew up I kept noticing common themes. I’m 28 now, grew up in middle class conservative Houston, Texas. I watched my dad created a business […]
Anonymous, UT. I’m not white, I’m not black. I’m a mixed Latina. I honestly despise brown/black people, I can’t stand their ugly skin, noses and hair. It goes from blacks to Polynesians. I don’t like their culture, I don’t like their looks and how they act. I’m racist, and I’m not white. I came from […]
Francis Skony, Chicago, IL. Being an almost 40 year old man from Chicago, I’ve always grown up with a melting pot of friends, acquaintances, co-workers. I do not judge anyone by their race – I will have an opinion based on how some present themselves to the world. If you have no respect and no […]
Judea, Estes Park, CO. I have heard it said that being White automatically makes me racist. Although I grew up in a mainly White town, I’ve always been kind and respectful to everyone regardless of their skin color. When I heard that many people believe that all whites harbor racist thoughts, I read more into […]
Robert C. Reynolds Sapulpa, OK The media wants so badly to play the poor little innocent boy card for young Blacks who meet violent ends, but they blithely ignore evidence that speaks otherwise, all for ratings.
Glenna Sansone CARMICHAEL, CA
Stephanie Turner Cincinnati, OH I mean that I have knee-jerk reactions, for example, when I see black men out late on the street, but I was raised not to be a racist and don’t want to be.
Tramaine Fraser Overland Park, KS ~Extra credit~ assigned by Professor Seiler @ Johnson County Community College
Matthew Stanley (All credit due to Avenue Q)
Margaret Middleton Little Rock, AR Submitted via NPR’s Talk of the Nation Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein, from “South Pacific”: Apropos of the ‘subconscious racist’ quote. You’ve got to be taught before it’s too late, Before you are six or seven or eight To hate all the people your relatives hate, You’ve got to be carefully […]
Hiawatha Walker Submitted via Twitter: @hiawathaw Nashville, TN.