Lacey Schwartz grew up believing she was the daughter of white, Jewish parents. It wasn't until a university labeled her as black that she decided to explore the doubts she's always had about her race.
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Larenda Myres holds an iced coffee drink with a "Race Together" sticker on it at a Starbucks store in Seattle. Starbucks baristas will no longer write "Race Together" on customers' cups starting Sunday.
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Yonkers community activist Hector Santiago demonstrates the "stop-and-shake" with Lt. Pat McCormack of the Yonkers Police Department. The idea, Santiago says, is to get people to introduce themselves to cops on the street.
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Kathy Van Sluyters (left), Barbara Carr and Colleen Dickinson chat on a recently finished sidewalk across from Wildflower Terrace, a mixed-income apartment building in the Mueller development for people ages 55 and over.
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In his 2015 State of Indian Nations speech, Brian Cladoosby, president of the National Congress of American Indians, spoke out against the Washington football team's name.
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