The questions for each of the four phases in the text and Appendix B have been designed to provide guidance for groups of people who do not know each other well and who do not necessarily have a great deal of experience talking about racial issues. However, if your group is composed of people who are experienced in discussing complex racial issues with each other, the following quotes (taken from actual race dialogues) may be useful to quickly articulate a range of perspectives about race and to stimulate discussion.
"I'm for equality, but people have to take
responsibility for their own lives.
"It's not racism at all. It's just fear of crime. I think people are
'Native people are an afterthought in the dialogue on race in this country
"I don't see color, I just see the person."
"Colorblindness is not the answer, it just means you can't deal with
"When people look at me, they assume I don't speak English,
"I'm not entirely comfortable about being here,
"We need to realize that people within each race are individuals
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