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The Race Card Project

Conceptualized by journalist Michele Norris, TRCP encourages people to condense their observations and experiences about race into one sentence with just Six Words.  Since it began in 2010, the Project has received tens of thousands of Six Word stories from all over the world.  TRCP has earned a deep well of trust on a thorny topic as evidenced by the candor and depth of the submissions. The Six Word essays featured on the website, theracecardproject.com, provide a window into America’s private conversations about race and cultural identity.  As such, the website has been used by schools, businesses, churches and even the military to foster a dialogue about race. TRCP is the recipient of a prestigious George Foster Peabody Award for excellence in electronic communications for turning a pejorative phrase into a productive and far-reaching dialogue on a difficult topic.

 

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