Kelly O’Brien, Carmel Valley, CA. Muhammad Ali used to say that this is the shortest poem in the world… He stood at the microphone and turn both hands first to himself, and he’d say “Me”. Then he reverse his gesture toward the audience and say “We”. I’ve always loved this incredibly astute and simple act […]
Lane Ikenberry, Submitted via Twitter: @LaunchSprocket @michele_norris @NPR @IamDonCheadle
Cash’e Chapman, Philadelphia, PA.
Lynda Black, Philadelphia, PA. By denying me and others due to the color of our skin, you deny the world of our gifts and ability. Therefore, you lose. All of us are weakened, our potential never fully realized because you saw with your eyes. Your fear and narrow place made life less than for everyone. […]
Anthony Bean Jr. Dayton, OH
Kim Baldridge, Austin, TX. I’m always shocked at how differently we seem to see race issues along color lines. When I see whites say “NO I wasn’t a slave owner, but transgenerational hurt and missed opportunity does mean something. ” I may have hope that race issues will be resolved. It seems like America is […]
Brent Vuglar, Houghton, MI. Just like any controversial subject where people do not see eye to eye, people tend to be close-minded to others opinions. This development of tension plants a seed of anger to one another. I myself grew up in a not so very diverse suburb, and when I was younger I believed […]
Bill Young, Metro State, MN
Submitted via twitter: @CTGlo #theracecardproject
Anonymous, Milwaukee, WI. After writing/blogging about race for over 15 years at Blackfriendonline.com there is only 1 thing I’ve learned. We all want and fear the same things, hurt to us and those we love and also failure.
Dr. Larry Rowley Ann Arbor, MI Understanding Race Project- University of Michigan
Raul Medina, Submitted via Twitter: @raulmedina #theracecardproject
Dawn Erica Veronica Murray Nadeaud Toronto, Canada Irrespective of race, religion and country of origin, we all want and deserve the same things – peace, love and prosperity for our families and for ourselves. We are more alike than we are different. This is what I have learned over the past 48 years of my […]
Gwen Montgomery, Dallas, TX. This country took a race of people and turned them into second class citizen. Many of our problems are a result of the oppression we went thru for hundreds of years. I’m afraid that the results of those actions may never be changed. We have been fighting every since we got […]
Satoshi Kanazawa Portland, OR
Skyler MI I come from a small town that is heavily populated by Mexicans so I was never really exposed to other races like Caucasians, Blacks, Asians, or any other race besides Mexican. It was very rare to see any other race and if I did see other races it was when I would go […]
Sandy Harris, San Francisco, CA.
Lora Brunn, Fond du Lac, WI.
Netanya Stein Caldwell, NJ You cant pretend to be someone you’re not. you are who you are; our background shapes a large part of our cultures, traditions, and day to day life.
Mary LaCour Clark Shreveport, LA Will we ever get past racism?
Amanda Speth Lancaster, PA
Armando Israel Morales Villa Denver, CO
Hannah Hoelscher Ann Arbor, MI
Richard Coccaro PhD. Clinical Psychologist Mountain View, CA I am first generation Italian. As a boy my father told me, “What a man has in his heart, is all that counts.” I have conducted racial healing groups and we explored our prejudices. It is important to know our prejudices so that we can prevent our […]
Ashley Castaneda Newark, NJ
Joe Palacios San Antonio, TX
Angela Garvey College Park, MD University of Maryland
John Brocato Starksville, MS Submitted via Twitter: @johnwardbrocato
Bill Patterson Submitted via Twitter: @NationRanch #Racecardproject
Shelley Fleming Submitted via: NPR’s Talk of the Nation
Maura Satchell Nashville, TN Submitted via: NPR’s Talk of the Nation