Having an Honest Conversation About Racism

4/27/2010 2:06:29 PM

Tags: Elizabeth Ryan, politics, racism, conversation, Yes!

yescoverFor years, Roberto Vargas avoided white people altogether—he’d had too many collisions with racism and prejudice. In the new issue of Yes!, he urges the opposite path. “My invitation to you, as a reader who desires to increase fairness and respect among all people,” Vargas writes, “is to be a facilitator of courageous conversations about race and culture.” Check out his simple tips for starting your own dialogue.

Source: Yes!

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