Joan Michaels Seattle, WA I had my purse snatched by a young man wearing a baseball cap who happened to be black. I never thought myself “racist”, but for sometime after the incident, I would have the above reaction when encountering a young black man.
Genevieve Foskett Deerfield, WI Liberal, well-educated 48 year old female, deeply embarrassed by knee-jerk reaction to walking along a street alone and seeing a group of African-American or Hispanic people.
Em Canada This is a constant and terrible icebreaker. It’s not that I’m ashamed or shy about my mixed background or ambiguous looks, but I’m constantly disappointed that that’s all that people want to know, that’s all they see me as, or they believe they can’t know me without knowing my race.