8 Conversations on Race

September 14, 2010
  

"We're beyond race. Racial diversity is killing us. Everyone's a little bit racist. It's just identity politics. Variety is the spice of life. It's a Black thing - you wouldn't understand. I'm ____ and I'm proud. Race is in our DNA."

Markus and Moya, co-editors of Doing Race: 21 Essays for the 21st Century, consider eight common conversations that people in the United States have with one another as they make sense of daily events in which race and ethnicity figure prominently.