Anand Kalra

“I grew up an able-bodied, middle-class, queer transgender man of color in an immigrant family in a farming & factory town in rural Illinois during the region’s transformation from bread basket to rust belt. Phew! That experience helped me recognize
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Alysia Tate

“As the daughter of a black man who grew up in Virginia during Jim Crow, and a white woman raised in a small Kansas town, navigating race always affected every part of my life. But witnessing the Rodney King beating
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Clay Smith

“Growing up in white, upper-middle class suburbs of Minnesota and New Jersey, my parents raised me to respect the dignity of others, treat them fairly, and contribute to the common good. These values took on new meaning and urgency for
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