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The Race Card

Written by Fred Vigeant, Director of Programming and Promotions for TV and Radio | Mar 26, 2013 12:31 PM

Michele Norris -- host of All Things Considered  on witf for more than a decade -- is now a special correspondent, delivering a variety of features and profiles. After a yearlong sabbatical, Norris makes her return with The Race Card Project.

Michele developed The Race Card Project to gather conversations about race and cultural identity from everyday people. Individuals are invited to write six-word essays that describe personal stories and insights, with the opportunity to explain the reasons or stories behind the essays. She has received tens of thousands of submissions already via Twitter, email and The Race Card Project site.

Morning Edition will be a window on some of those deeply personal moments and stories as Michele presents them as occasional conversations, roughly one every three weeks. 

Visit The Race Card Project for more information and learn how to get involved.

The project kicked off during Morning Edition on March 13.  Listen to the coversation between Steven Inskeep and Michele Norris which set the stage for the project. 

Coming Up:

Week of April 1 on Morning Edition - Michele Norris talks about the dilemma faced by many people -- which U.S. Census box to check when it comes to race or cultural identity.  Michele spoke to George Washington III about his card submission "My Mixed Kids Have it differently." He's African American and a father to mixed race children.

On NPR.org: the story of David Kung, a math professor of white and Chinese heritage who felt uncomfortable having to fill out forms as white or Chinese. He would often decide based on a flip of a coin.

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