I avoid people that are different.

Jill Noeh
Ann Arbor, MI
Understanding Race Project-The University of Michigan

Explanation: I’ve found that throughout my life, I have avoided people who look and act differently than me. I grew up in a white neighborhood that was sheltered from people who were different. At first it wasn’t me purposefully trying to avoid these people, but I couldn’t even come in contact with them. This all changed when I came to the University of Michigan in the fall – and I had the opportunity to experience race first hand.


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