Racial Identity in Multi-Ethnic America: Part 1

About the Panelists

» Richard Rodriguez, author of a three-volume memoir about being Mexican-American.

» Arar Han, co-editor of Asian American X, a collection of personal stories from college-aged Asian Americans.

» Russell Means, a veteran actor and activist best known as a leader of the American Indian takeover of the Wounded Knee Reservation in 1973.

» Debra Dickerson, a former US News & World Report editor and author of The End of Blackness.

NPR's Tony Cox launches a four-part series exploring issues of American identity. Each of the panelists begin the discussion by describing their own concepts of identity, race and ethnicity — and also, how they see the "other" in their own lives.

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