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64 Responses to The Race Card

  1. Carina says:

    My kids will [know/love] all [races/colors/ethnicities/PEOPLE].

  2. Carina says:

    Senior year, Dad rode the pine.

  3. Amanda says:

    Not hiring whites. So moved north.

  4. Herb Hawn says:

    Black, a disfunctional culture resisting change.

  5. Lauryn says:

    My goal is to defy stereotypes.

  6. Bruce Orr says:

    EVERYONE has the same color blood

    (Deep down in our veins runs equality. What’s on the outside does not matter. It’s what runs through our hearts that counts. You don’t read a book by staring at the cover. Look deeper, think deeper, love with the heart. Make the world a better place)

  7. Maria says:

    Remember this? “…(J)udged by the content of their character and not the color of their skin.”

    My mother is white. My father is black/Indian…maybe some white in there.

    So what?

    There are trashy blacks and trashy whites.

    We’ve gone from MLK’s dream to escalating racism to a whole new level.

  8. Lizzie says:

    what is a pigment number?

  9. Steve says:

    There is but ONE race – HUMAN

  10. vaz says:

    you feel superior, but you are not

  11. vaz says:

    you feel superior, but you’re not

  12. Natasha Marie says:

    My daughter will be raised as I was by my grandmother, she to will be raised color blind. I was taught not to see color but the person for who they are.

  13. Lisa says:

    White; no automatic scholarship for me.

  14. Scott says:

    Racism ends when differences aren’t glorified.

  15. Chief Anderson says:

    Race should just mean a game.

  16. Hal Freedman says:

    “You have to be carefully taught.” From the show, South Pacific

  17. Bill Dewitt 1/3 says:

    I think many say “race” when they mean “skin color”, and/ or, “physical appearance”.

    Unless it can be proved, through scientific testing, that someone is of a minority race, claims of racial discrimination should be disregarded.

  18. Jon says:

    “African-American”, “Asian-American”, “Mexican-American”…all inappropriate descriptions for people born here with out dual citizenship, unless, race is more important than heritage…RACISM, don’t let it control YOU or how you’re “labeled”!

  19. Andrea Talbutt says:

    Brown or white, hearts beat alike.

  20. Dave says:

    I was the only brown kid.

  21. Reina Mendoza says:

    Black, white, brown, we’re all around

  22. Don Berg says:

    Color shouldn’t matter. Let’s stop hiding.

  23. Anne LaPidus says:

    Outer differences, inner sameness, just humanity.

  24. Ashley M says:

    we will be one some day

  25. Kevin says:

    TV never shows mixed race couples.

  26. The Race Card Project was a great idea and I hope it works out as hoped.

  27. Felix Araujo-Perez says:

    I am Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic.

  28. Horses A Present in the Moment

    Michele, thank you for your speech last night at SVSU, so glad Mamie and others invited you. I partner with horses to help human development, it’s a perfect learning & training model to help people be authentically who they are (in the moment), regardless of race, gender, or any other man-made descriptor. They are also a present or gift to humans, so I played on that word to show the double meaning. Thank you!

  29. Phyl Gorman says:

    White ethnic folks have race too.

  30. laura says:

    1. the media lies despite the evidence being public
    2. Trayvon was shot while committing an aggravated assault
    3 No ones son is at risk unless they put themselves at risk
    4. The deceased should have considered the possible consequences of his actions.

  31. Monty says:

    afraid for my white teenager too

  32. Anita says:

    Does stand your ground cover stalkers?

  33. Sue Fraser Frankewicz says:

    Race: a futile exercise in categorizing humans

  34. JL Rosner says:

    “I don’t care, he can pitch.”

    (Old bus PSA, Brooklyn, ’50s)

  35. Dave Brown says:

    Blacks kill blacks daily in Sanford

  36. Shfengoli says:

    Schoolmates say, “honky”; Who taught them?

  37. L. Smith says:

    I didn’t protect him from police.

  38. Jen P. says:

    Ethnic heritage unknown, skin color: white.

  39. Douglas Andersen says:

    I take him at his word.




  42. Daniel Healy says:

    Lipstick, rouge and rules for boys.

  43. Jessica Guthrie Hudson says:

    Not all ethnic inquiries are racist. That is my six words; here is my explanation. Often times people in the South, (maybe especially white people,) ask “Where are you from?” My answer would be, “Scotland, via Northern Ireland, through the port of Charles Town. But, I’m a sixth generation Alabamian.” The question results from many Southerners having been taught our family history from an early age and we compare notes, especially now that is so ubiquitous. I see this as a modern day version of how the Celts would recite their ancestry before going into battle. It is hard for many Southerners to understand anyone not wanting to talk about where they are really from. Outsiders need to know that we mean no harm by asking.

  44. Michelle says:

    Fat black women are people too.

  45. Jane says:

    Whiteness kept me ignorant. Not “innocent.”

  46. Judge by the individual not whole.

  47. Judge by individual not the masses.

  48. Seek answers from facts not T.V.

  49. Juan says:

    Born in America, I am American.

    I really don’t understand why so many still have this race issue. I was born in the USA, and I am American. Parents are from Mexico and I spent a lot of time in Mexico growing up. But, I am not Mexican. I grew up with PB&J, OJ, Captain Crunch, Nirvana, RHCP, watching American Football, playing baseball. Ask me about Mexico and all I can do is tell you what I see in the news. Sorry, I was born and raised in the USA. My focus in life, like most American children, young adults and now an adult, working my butt off for the *American* dream – Family, House, Car, invest for retirement, enjoy Super Bowl Sunday, etc.

    My entire life I have always been treated with the respect I earned (as we all do). I was never discriminated, and if I was, I was never aware of it. As a kid, I spent the night at my white friends house. Spent most of the summer at my black friends swimming pool. Enjoy playing in the street with my asian friends. In college, I felt that I was treated like everyone else, equally. Job interviews, the same. I held a software job right out of high school with a large corporation. White boss, mixed colleagues – never felt that I was any less ( well, being the new guy, the young kid, but that’s not “racial” and we all go through that). Immigration check-points on my way to the Grand Canyon or Vegas, I’ve never gone to secondary.

    The reality is, it’s always been the Hispanic or the Latino (however you want to label “these people”) that bring up the “race” card – Where are you from? Me? Well I’m from Los Angeles. “OK then”, they respond in a disappointed/frustrated tone, “where are your parents from?” – Does that matter where my parents are from? My white friends, black friends, asian friends – that question usually comes up after we’ve become friends.

    At any rate – Born in America, I am American. I can talk to you about Togos, Washington DC, American Football – I don’t not much about Tortas, Mexico City or Soccer.

  50. Kristina Mageau says:

    Have you thought about a gender/sexual orientation card for the 6 words project? I think it would be very powerful, especially with all the misconceptions out there.

  51. Bill & April Ledford says:

    Native Americans swept dead under rug.

  52. Barbara says:

    Why is being (enter race here), enough said?

  53. Alma Rosa says:

    Racism changed my son–I cried.

  54. Sharonda Duncan says:

    Black is not defined as crime.

    African Americans have always been stereotyped as the “people” who are violent. Blacks are not the only race incarcerated for crimes such as murder and rape. STOP stigmatizing Black people because of their history

  55. Mark Love says:

    I’m 52, my dad is black (same color as Michael Jordan), my mom is white (same color as Meryl Streep). My color is like the President’s. And like in your report I’ve been asked to describe my race by checking one box. My experience is that my race is often described in just one word: I’ve been entered into human resource data as black by people who never asked; parents of white girlfriends disapproved of me because I’m black; I’ve been called the n-word.

    Yet today, given the option to check more than one box, this happens: I have two brothers, same biology, one of us answered the race question on the census by checking one box like the President; two of us checked two boxes; all three of us were being honest.

  56. barrie ross says:

    Mixed race designation dilutes black identity

  57. John Long says:

    White liberal guilt, for no reason.

    I went to Robert E. Lee High School in Tyler, Texas (class of ’73). The school team was the Rebels. The school song was Dixie. Our school symbol was the Confederate flag. Our mascot was the Rebel Guard, who dressed as Confederate soldiers and fired a cannon whenever we scored a touchdown. I remember Christmas season assemblies where the students would sing Christmas carols, quietly singing the lyrics of “White Christmas” until they came to the word white, which would be shouted loudly.

    I remember how so many fellow students couldn’t understand why the “uppity” black students wouldn’t even try to fit in and get along.

    I never participated in any of this and found it all disgusting. Today I speak out when I hear things like this. I wish I had been more assertive then. I still have trouble not feeling guilty for simply being white.

  58. Rosario Costanzo says:

    Colors shouldn’t represent a person’s race.

    White and black are colors, not people. If you hold the colors side by side there is a strong demarcation line between the two. I belive it is ment to separate people, not bring them together, when proclaiming either,or.

  59. Bobbie Henderson says:

    6 words: My book highlighting doesn’t match Oprah’s.

    Reading The Twelve Tribes of Hattie, I found that the passages I would have highlighted differed from those highlighted by Oprah. Could it be that I read the book through the lens of a white woman?

  60. Belkis says:

    no color blindness, yes color appreciation

  61. Charity says:

    Diversity of perspectives solves many problems

  62. Madeline says:

    Many stereotypes hurt people in general.

  63. Tiedra Marshall says:

    Don’t judge by…just don’t judge.

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