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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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November 8, 2013 at 9:01 AM

Race project | Are We Different or the Same?

Taken at RACE: Are We So Different?Photo by Ting Ting Chu My name is Ting Ting. From my name, I guess you might have figured that I’m an Asian. And yes, I came from Hong Kong a couple years ago for a bachelor’s degree. Instead of “Chinese,” I’ve always identified myself as an Asian because most…

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November 7, 2013 at 12:04 PM

Race project | Exhibit might not answer all questions, but it gets you thinking

Retired attorney Daniel Wershow visits the “RACE: Are WeSo Different” exhibit at the Pacific Science Center.(Photo by Jimmy Lovaas) Daniel Wershow is a retired Seattle-area attorney and a student of history. He’s also an example of how complex race is. Wershow, whom some would  categorize as white, grew up in a predominantly white Chicago suburb in the 1950s…

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November 6, 2013 at 6:00 AM

Race project | Yes, it is okay to talk about race.

It is never easy talking about race. It is especially hard talking about race to someone during your first interview. Fortunately, I had the opportunity to interview someone working in a public school in Southwest Seattle as he emphasized the importance of self-identification as the first step in talking about race. Nick Hernandez, 26, identified…

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November 5, 2013 at 5:41 PM

Race project | In case you missed these

This display, “RaceOff,” is a series of morphing faces shifting gender and race, part of the “RACE: Are We So Different?” exhibit at the Pacific Science Center.(Bettina Hansen / The Seattle Times) We wanted to provide a quick post with a link back to some of our earlier coverage of the exhibit. First is More

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November 4, 2013 at 12:53 PM

Race project | ‘There still aren’t enough people who have become tolerant’

Lorraine Salkins calls RACE: Are We So Different? “a wonderful exhibit.” (Photo by Ashley Stewart) 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…

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