April 10, 2022

Unhardened Hearts

Kate Hutton is a high school English teacher who asks her students each year to read To Kill a Mockingbird. This year, her students were especially passionate sharing their feelings about racism, fairness, and equality, and Ms. Hutton believes there is hope for their future.
June 8, 2020

The Birthright of Human Dignity

In his 1953 memoir, “The Seeking,” Will Thomas detailed his family’s experience of moving to an all-white New England town. His essay explores how his own bigotry once shaped his beliefs.
May 6, 2019

Moving Beyond Stereotypes

Several years ago, when a patient gave Chris Porter a long stare, he thought the man was judging him because of his race or his profession. In reality, the incident taught Porter himself an important lesson about prejudging people.
October 15, 2018

Being Content with Myself

Massachusetts teenager Kamaal Majeed believes being content with himself and defining his own life are more important than adhering to any racial stereotypes that his peers may try to force upon him.
February 19, 2018

All Or Nothing

Long-time NAACP Executive Secretary and civil rights activist Walter White was inspired by his parents as well as Jesus and Gandhi to believe in upholding moral principles and committing to human equality.
June 19, 2017

Leaving Identity Issues to Other Folks

For years, Phyllis Allen found her belief in the social movement of the times: from civil rights to Black Power. Now in her 50s, she is finally able to believe in the woman she is.
November 14, 2016

An Invitation to Dialogue

When faced with racial tensions at a new high school, Madhukar Rao relied not on physical strength but his inquisitive mind to defuse the situation. Now working as an engineer, Mr. Rao still finds that asking simple questions can yield surprising results.
April 11, 2016

A Duty To Heal

Growing up in Kenya, Pius Kamau was inspired by the equality preached by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Now a surgeon in Denver, Kamau believes in caring for his patients, whatever their racial views.
February 15, 2016

Education Is the Key

GRAMMY-award winner Kenneth Gamble strongly believes that education of our young people must include honest discussions about slavery and the impact it has had on many generations of Americans—of all colors. Gamble believes that education is the key to ending the cycle of violence, poverty, ignorance, war, and racism.