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Race: Are we so different

A blog looking at the changing face of race around our region, created in cooperation with Pacific Science Center, the University of Washington Department of Communication and the City of Seattle Race and Justice Initiative

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December 26, 2013 at 6:30 AM

Race project | Answering question on race is harder than you think

From the 2010 Census Bureau’s questionnaire What’s your race? That’s a question thousands of Americans answer each day. Whether it’s on an application for college, an employment form, or at the doctor’s office – the question is everywhere. Many versions of the race and ethnicity question have been written. However, it wasn’t until 2000 when Americans…


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December 2, 2013 at 6:10 AM

Race project | Redefining Race: Why Skin Color Doesn’t Tell the Whole Story

Before emigrating from China, Suqin Zhang didn’t think about race as often as she does in Seattle. Photo credit: Anna Erickson   Before emigrating from China to Seattle nine years ago, Suqin Zhang didn’t think too much about race. In China, her family is 100 percent Chinese, and concepts of race didn’t exist. Now as a member…


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November 27, 2013 at 5:26 PM

Race project | Teacher learns more about meaning of race in the classroom

Paula Peterson of Queen Anne, left, and Molly Anderson of Magnolia view a section at the “RACE: Are we so different?” exhibit that focuses on Seattle’s racial history. (Photo credit: Anna Erickson) As part of Whitman Middle School’s professional training sessions for their teachers in November, the school decided that the staff should attend the…


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