I sent the picture to my best friend who is not political at all and who usually replies with a witty and humorous response whenever I send him various things I find on the internet. His one word response to this picture: "Racists"
I figured that this picture would go viral and would be all over the internet, Twitter, Daily Kos etc. but since it hasn't I figure I would share it here because I'm still thinking about it 8 hours later. The fact that this hasn't spread, like I thought for sure it would, tells me that other people who've seen this don't find it as surprising as I do.
I really don't have much to add, as this picture really is worth a thousand words, other then to provide a little background as to source of the photo.
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. People took the cards with them and mulled over the assignment. I hoped that a few might send them back to me via email or through the U.S. Postal Service. I tried to be realistic, set low expectations and then held my breath. Well, much to my surprise an awful lot of people took the bait.
Dozens of those little postcards started arriving in the mail every week and bit by bit, more and more of those little six-word “essays” piled up in my inbox from all over the country, and then amazingly from all over the world. I’ve heard from people in Australia, Afghanistan, London, Chile, Belgium, South Korea and Abu Dhabi.
The submissions are thoughtful, funny, heartbreaking, brave, teeming with anger and shimmering with hope. Some will with make you smile. Others might make you squirm. And there are a few that might make you wonder why they deserve a place on the website’s Race Card Wall.
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