Renee

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In one incident on Black. White., Renee and Brian—made up as white people—attended an all-white focus group on racial issues. Renee says one particular comment in the focus group left her "just blown away."

A man, who Renee said appeared to be in his 20s, explained one of his racial hang-ups to the group. "There's these innate things I've been taught," he said. "You know, [if I] shake one's hand that's black, my instinct is to wipe it."

Renee says, "I was like, 'Wow! In this time frame parents are still teaching this to their children?'"
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FROM: Trading Races
Published on February 16, 2006

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