Two years ago, National Public Radio host Michele Norris initiated a project to try to start a national conversation on race. She did it by distributing 200 postcards on which she asked people to express their thoughts on race in six words.
Six words pretty much cuts to the core of the issue and today, via email, website (theracecardproject.com) Facebook and Twitter, she has received over 12,000 submissions.
"You know my race. Not Me."
"Chinese or American? Does it matter?"
"Waiting for race not to matter."
Michelle Norris: "Still more work to be done."
Mr. Charleston: "Difference between Niggers and Crackers = Color." There is no other difference. We are all the same under the skin.
You (in six words) = ??