Denise DeVaney, Warren, ME. Charleston made me finally feel it: racism is not a black issue, it’s an American issue. We have to accept that an attack on someone of color because of their race is an attack on America. We have to come together to fight it.
Melissa Williams, Fort Collins, CO.
Taylor Norman, Norman, OK. White man. Black woman. Two babies that look in between. People never really think before they speak when they see my family together. For some reason they can’t deduce that my mother is married to my father and my sister and I are their two girls. Instead their eyes only see […]
Margaret Richardson, Iowa City, IA.
Juliane Le, San Jose, CA.
Jenny Henderson, Austin, TX.
Catherine Vance Agrella, Asheville, NC. I’m white, and by definition am associated with some of the worst perpetrators of racism. But I also come from deep Appalachian Scots-Irish roots and have a clear ethnic identity. I do know what it feels like to be mocked for my speech, or thought of as a dumb hillbilly, […]
Ben Tallcott, Houston, TX. My life has given me the experience of many cultures and races. I have learned that our differences create a wealth of creativity and knowledge. When we combine these backgrounds together and take the time to listen and learn, we see the answers to many questions. Together we can achieve more […]
Holly Wenninger, Malden, MA. I’m white, but for the past six or so years I’ve worked out at n athletic center whose focus is primarily on the POC community — so when I’m there, I’m usually the only white person in the room. A couple unanticipated side effects of this are (a) now when I […]
Britt Mikelle, Centreville, VA. People always ask me where I come from. I tell them, “from love.” Only love or lust would have created me. I am a mutt in every since of the word. Growing up in a multiracial home, I did not know racism untill I was old enough to date. My family […]
Janet Anderson-Davis West Bloomfield, MI University of Michigan Law We need to place less emphasis on race and more on commonality: overcoming daily life challenges with grace.
Jack Matthews St. Louis, MO
Christopher Lawton Drake University Des Moines, IA
Mary (Long) Chamberlain Delton, MI It was the 60’s and there were riots off and on everywhere. My friend and I (black and white) walked down the hallway at school together. We never talked about doing it or discussed it; we just did it. It felt right.
Masrissa Fulk Quaker Hill, CT
Steve Wilson Marietta, GA
Mike Gaither Hanahan, SC We need to stop dividing ourselves in groups. We need to join together and accept our differences or ultimately our differences will destroy us. If every American listened and I mean truly listened, with a clear mind and an open heart, to all the words of Martin Luther King’s “I have […]
Danielle Thestger Ann Arbor, MI
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.
BJ Leiderman Virginia Beach, VA
Benjamin Morter College Park, MD My entire Journalism 175 class at the University of Maryland is posting to this site. Keep up the good work and spread the word these messages need to be heard!!!
Roxanne Davenport Chambersburg, PA Submitted at the Penn Central Conference UCC 2011
Drew Morgan North Beach, NY