How many times have you read a Facebook post or heard an argument and wonder if anyone listens to each other anymore… especially when the topic is race?? This week on All Things Considered, we are starting a series called “My Voice.”
You will hear from 5 of your Michigan neighbors of diverse backgrounds their perspective on race and ethnicity.
No shouting, no arguing, just answering a few questions in hopes that we can all learn something.
This week, you'll hear the perspective of five mid-Michiganders:
-Ashley Bell: multi-racial business woman who grew up in Lansing.
-Justin Clarke: African-American Michigan State University student who grew up in Detroit.
-Clara Martinez: Chicana (Mexican-American)/Americore VISTA and teaching artist in Lansing. She was born in Colorado, raised partly in Texas, moved to Michigan when her father became a professor at Michigan State University.
-Justin Sheehan: white (Irish and Greek ethnicity) attorney and Executive Director of the Lansing Promise, which provides scholarships to Lansing public school students. He grew up in a predominately African-American neighborhood in Lansing.
-Arianna Quan: Korean-American student. She was born in Beijing, raised in Michigan and served as the frist Asian-American Miss Michigan 2016-2017.
Listen to “My Voice” on All Things Considered.. starting this afternoon at 4:00 p.m. on 90.5 WKAR-FM.