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Race Discussions

Writing Race the Day After Charleston

Nayomi Munaweera | Posted 06.22.2015 | Impact
Nayomi Munaweera

On Thursday evening I walked into a writing class I was teaching for the first time. Fourteen eloquent writers of color were gathered together and waiting for me. I wondered what I could possibly teach them at this particular moment when I felt broken myself.

Racism Brews Hotter While Too Many of Us Sip Our Coffee in Silence

Eric Cooper | Posted 05.24.2015 | Black Voices
Eric Cooper

Maybe random conversations about race can't be meaningful. Maybe we can't expect relative strangers in a busy coffee shop to connect over the subject. But I tire of all the reasons we can't make progress on this issue. People don't want to talk about race, period, not with strangers, not with friends, not over dinner. It's as if we won't acknowledge it.

How Do You Define Race? Lessons From HuffPost Live

Darron T. Smith, Ph.D. | Posted 06.03.2013 | Black Voices
Darron T. Smith, Ph.D.

What occurred on this panel is so typical of how most discussions on race and racism transpire. The problem with our prior approach is the assumption that we all have a universal understanding of race in America. So, I propose that we start a new conversation.