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Our hidden conversations : what Americans really think about race and identity  Cover Image CD Audiobook CD Audiobook

Our hidden conversations : what Americans really think about race and identity / Michele Norris.

Norris, Michele, (author,, narrator.).

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  • ISBN: 1797167693
  • ISBN: 9781797167695
  • ISBN: 9781797167688
  • ISBN: 1797167685
  • ISBN: 9781797167695
  • ISBN: 1797167693
  • Physical Description: 15 audio discs (17 1/2 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Simon & Schuster Audio, [2024]

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Includes bonus PDF on last disc.
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Read by the author with a full cast.
Summary, etc.:
The prompt seemed simple: Race. Your Story. Six Words. Please Send. The answers, though, have been challenging and complicated. In the twelve years since award-winning journalist Michele Norris first posed that question, over half a million people have submitted their stories to The Race Card Project inbox. The stories are shocking in their depth and candor, spanning the full spectrum of race, ethnicity, identity, and class. Even at just six words, the micro-essays can pack quite a punch, revealing, fear, pain, triumph, and sometimes humor. Responses such as: You're Pretty for a Black girl. White privilege, enjoy it, earned it. Lady, I don't want your purse. My ancestors massacred Indians near here. Urban living has made me racist. I'm only Asian when it's convenient. A unique compilation of stories and richly reported essays, that provide a window into America during a tumultuous era. This powerful book offers an honest, if sometimes uncomfortable, conversation about race and identity, permitting us to eavesdrop on deep-seated thoughts, private discussions, and long submerged memories. The breadth of this work came as a surprise to Norris. For most of the twelve years she has collected these stories, many were submitted by white respondents. This unexpected panorama provides a rare 360-degree view of how Americans see themselves and one another.
Subject: Race awareness > United States.
White people > Race identity > United States.
African Americans > Race identity.
Hispanic Americans > Race identity.
Asian Americans > Race identity.
Racially mixed people > Race identity > United States.
United States > Race relations.
Genre: Audiobooks.

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