Editor’s note: This is the first of five blog posts taking a deeper look at the racial disparities in our communities, from education to juvenile crime and homelessness. Seattle boasts itself as a city that embraces diversity. The Puget Sound area is home to some of the most racially diverse places in the nation – the Tukwila…More
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Angela Tucker doesn’t look like her parents. She’s still deciding what that means to her. “My identity is really confusing and mixed and changes over the years,” the 28-year-old African-American woman said. “As a child, I wanted to be white; I wanted my hair to blow in the wind. In college, I remember trying to be more…More
Does race exist if you can’t see it? A linguistics study on display at RACE: Are We So Different? found that 72 percent of subjects could tell an individual’s race just by hearing them say “hello.” So what does that mean for the blind? A NPR Code Switch article followed law professor Osagie Obasogie’s effort…More
Lorraine Salkins knew it all, even the small details. The New York native didn’t need RACE: Are We So Different? to tell her about discrimination when she visited the Pacific Science Center with her neighbors last month. She had her memories. “It’s (the exhibit) trying to show the public what was, and still is, discrimination. It’s…More