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Giving Compass' Take:
• Conversations around race are difficult, but a community initiative from former NPR host Michele Norris — called the Race Card Project — looks to help build more understanding and empathy.
• Norris asked people around the country to create a narrative in six words to approach this topic, and it took off from there. Can we use methods like this for other prevalent issues affecting America?
• Here are details on a Baltimore fund trying to close the racial divide in America.
If you were asked to sum up your thoughts about race in six words, could you do it?
Eight years ago, Michele Norris, former host of NPR’s All Things Considered, asked people attending the book tour for her 2010 memoir, "The Grace of Silence," to do just that.
The exercise was meant as a conversation starter, a way to engage people on the uncomfortable subject by having them write their thoughts on postcards and then share them with others — directly and online. But Norris’ Race Card Project has become much more.
Businesses, churches, and other institutions have used it to facilitate uneasy discussions around race.
Read the full article about race in America and six-word stories by Zenobia Jeffries at YES! Magazine.