Francis F. Columbus, OH
Francis F. Columbus, OH
Iosef Kennetovich Karichnavy Cincinnati, OH Race has been buried with attempts to ignore in America, but beware those who attempt to steer a course with race as a qualifier.
Meseanda Postway Dayton, OH
Katelin Hansen Columbus, OH I started college completely ‘post-racial’ and ‘colorblind.’ I remain so thankful for the friends of color who abided with me, answered my ignorant questions, and continue to educate me today. Changed my worldview, and frankly my life’s trajectory.
Lacey Columbus, OH During my first year of teaching, I was basically told by my principal that I couldn’t teach “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” by Maya Angelou to my all African-American students because I was white.
William Klykylo Cincinnati, OH
Kim Columbus, OH
Daniel A. Ramos Columbus, OH The story ran about Alisha on 5/23/13 really struck accord with me. I was born in Ohio to a family that still held a very strong Puerto Rican identity in a very large Puerto Rican community west of Cleveland. When I was young I didn’t know the difference between my […]
Francisca Ugalde Akron, OH I have been living away from Chile for over 18 years, and here in Ohio for 15. I certainly don’t get treated negatively, but jokingly I am referred to as “South Mexican” since, who cares about what is further south than Mexico. The part that hurts, is when I visit “home” […]
Lael Weyenberg Worthington, OH Growing up white in Hawaii is a unique experience in race – you’re a minority in number but not an “economic minority”. You watch yourself and don’t act better than others. I was beat up twice for being in the wrong place but didn’t feel unsafe in my home. It is […]
Kendall Smith Dayton, OH
Cameron OH We’re living in a post-civil rights world. Legal equality has been achieved. The continued focus on race differences only serves to further divide us. Let’s move together into a future where people (white and black) have to stand on their own merits without using race as a crutch or an excuse. Continue to […]
Aarion Dayton, OH
Allan Herrera Dayton, OH
Catarina Cleveland, OH
T. Adrian Vanko Etna, OH
J. Rubinstein Cincinnati, OH Not many Mexicans named Rubinstein
Katherine Fulton Chippewa Lake, OH My mother, father, aunt, grandmother and I have been mistaken for everything from Italian to Egyptian. When we tell the truth, reactions range from surprise to disgust.
Rachel Kay Cleveland, OH Having been born in new york and raised in Chicago, I knew that antisemitism was real, but even if I ran across some ignorance where I grew up it was never in a vacuum of exposure to Jewish people or culture. When I was in college in Iowa I experienced, for […]
Elaine Hostetetler Columbus, OH
Ron Mulhollen Cleveland, OH
Sam Sabihi Warren, OH
Emily Mueller Athens, OH “After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb…” (Revelation 7:9 ESV)
Destiny Zunic Niles, OH
Carolyn Crist Zanesville, OH This is interesting. Thank you.
Jeffrey Faehnle Cleveland, OH It’s saddens me, depresses me, angers me, makes me feel hopeless at times when I hear or see other white people saying or doing things that are obviously racially insensitive (if not outright racist) without even realizing they’re being inappropriate.
Paul David Binkley Delaware, OH My wife of twenty two years and I are interracially married, she black and myself white. Over our years together we have dealt with countless thoughtless comments and questions. Here is one such event recalled here to explain my six word story. A few years back, when our youngest still […]
Alexandria Jones Columbus, OH As a biracial woman (African American and Caucasian) who married a Caucasian man I’m afraid that our future children will not resemble me and I will have to constantly explain/prove to other people that my children are mine!!
Severin Mahirwe Reynoldsburg, OH Thanks for letting me share, great project.
Heather Cincinnati, OH
Rodger Stinson Columbus, OH Thank you for allowing me to participate. I was taught by my parents that the color of one’s skin does not determine what kind of person you are. They also stated that the kind of person you are is determined by what kind of person you are on the inside, and […]
Matthew Heuser Painesville, OH If your an American, then we are all the same Red, White, and Blue. Color shouldn’t matter anymore. People try too hard to define race and color when we are all the same, AMERICAN.
Laura Bell Gahanna, OH Disowned by my “white” family after my mother married a black man, I was raised by my step-father’s family since the age of three, I am 41 now. Anger towards the family that left us, happy for the family that welcomed us.
Kim Barry Novelty, OH
Penny Miceli Keene, NH This is what my husband and I (both white) were told by our realtor (also white) when driving through a neighborhood in Toledo, Ohio while searching for our first home as a young couple. She meant to dissuade us from buying in the neighborhood. Perhaps because of our shared race, she […]
Winsome Chunnu Brayda Athens, OH
Cynthia Ruccia Columbus, OH I am white but Jewish, and I grew up in a time when the Jews were barred from many many things because of our religion. My brother and I were the only Jews in our school and I was constantly chased around being called “dirty Jew” and “Christ killer” and told […]
Carol Columbus, OH
Vicky Partin Columbus, GA
Belinda Spinosi Columbus, OH From “Dr.” Laura stating red heads are genetic mistakes, retail stores tailing you, men thinking you are a different species to conquer but not marry, to can’t take a walk in your neighborhood because police think you are working girl…from a white woman’s perspective…I have always understood how so wrong people […]
Thomas LaVergne Kenton, OH People sometimes do not believe I am who I am due to stereotypes from Hollywood films. Not all Indians have dark skin, brown eyes, black hair, and live on reservations. Racism can exist by people denying you your identity.
Linda Brineks New Albany, OH I grew up in a household where dating someone of another race was not condoned. I disagreed with my parents on that principle. I belong to a church now (evangelical Christian) where one of our goals is to be racially integrated. We have a lot of mixed race couples. I […]
Lisa Halpert Columbus, OH
Vickie Johnson Shaker Heights, OH
Mark Mathes Cleveland, OH We’ve come so far and yet we’ve along way to go. sad and unfortunate.
Myra Evans Cleveland Heights, OH Submitted via: NPR’s Talk of the Nation
Lindsey Lovel Columbus, OH Submitted via: NPR’s Talk of the Nation
Johnny Barmore Cincinnati, OH Submitted via: NPR’s Talk of the Nation
Maryann Akron, OH Seems that when anyone tries to hide themselves they are wearing some type of hood.
David Dayton, OH I’m tired of Racism, I’m tired of tip-toeing around racial issues, I’m tired of people blaming “political correctness,” I’m tired of worrying about the children of color that I know, I’m tired of seeing people hurt, I’m tired of hearing racist stuff, I’m tired of feeling guilty for not confronting all of […]
Valerie Columbus, OH
Peggy Hutchinson Columbus, OH Different meaning; culturally, religiously, socio-economically Same meaning; we breathe the same air, the same way; we are the same creatures What’s good (or bad) for one is good (or bad) for all of us.
Maysan H Cleveland, OH
Andy Lundberg Cleveland, OH Submitted via: NPR’s Talk of the Nation