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Racial Profiling

An event that stuck with me is the arrest of an African man staying with a family friend. He was out for a walk on a bike path, listening to his Walkman and dancing around, which caught the attention of … Continue reading

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Busing

I grew up in Norway, South Carolina. We immediately noticed that we had a lot of blacks, in that community. And that they were treated differently. Our school, I was 9th grade when we had our first blacks to come … Continue reading

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Rachel’s Story

I grew up in a very small town.  All the members of the town were White and Catholic.  If they weren’t Catholic, they lived in the next town over, but they were still White.  As a child I probably would … Continue reading

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“Especially in Front of White People”

In 1st grade, I told my black teacher, in front of white teachers, a fellow black student called me a nigger. They all gave me astonished looks and later my black teacher was upset with me and I couldn’t understand … Continue reading

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Sunanya’s Story

I remember when I was 10 I went to summer classes in Atlanta. I have a very strong memory of sitting in a science class, and I still remember the professor’s name because I think I’m still traumatized by that … Continue reading

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Esteban’s Story

In 1994 I was working at the University. This is a story about an experience one technician working in my lab had. Her name was Elizabeth. She was a white very Christian woman. One time she was involved in a … Continue reading

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Gabrielle’s Story

I remember distinctly when my mom was pregnant with my sister. She had to have a doctor’s appointment, and she was really angry when she came home because she missed it. It had been canceled and she didn’t get notification … Continue reading

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Davianne’s Story

The first time I became aware of my race was in pre-school when I was four years old. The pre-school was in a suburban town outside of Boston, MA in the early 1990’s. I was the only black student in … Continue reading

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Dana’s Story

I had a lot of trouble understanding why race was important when I was younger.  I remember thinking, “what’s the big deal?” and “did I come out on the losing end?” In fact, I can remember a white friend and … Continue reading

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Calvin’s Story

Calvin recounted how his immigration from Taiwan to Toronto, Canada as an 11 year old was difficult because that was the first time he had encountered people who not only did not look like him and everyone he had ever … Continue reading

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