The Race Card Project

“Look past race to underlying humanity” was my entry for the Race Card Project, which asks for short-form thoughts about race. Here is the link to see other race cards, and here is the link if you want to make a race card yourself

Michele Norris, who started the Race Card Project, introduces it this way:

My idea was to use these little black postcards to get the conversation started. But I quickly realized once I hit the road on my book tour that I didn’t really need that kind of incentive. All over the country people who came to hear about my story wound up sharing their own. …

I asked people to think about their experiences, questions, hopes, dreams, laments or observations about race and identity. Then, I asked that they take those thoughts and distill them to just one sentence that had only six words.