In its Race Issue , National Geographic magazine examines the state of race relations in the United States, including an acknowledgment of the racism that permeated its own pages for decades . Among the magazine's contributors this month: Michele Norris, former host of NPR's All Things Considered . Norris currently runs The Race Card Project , in which she asks people to send in their thoughts on race in just six words. When she began the project in 2010, Norris assumed she'd hear mostly from people of color. She was wrong. "I think what happened, is people felt that they had an entry into a conversation that wasn't always welcome to them," Norris tells NPR's Sarah McCammon. "White Americans — in very large numbers — bought into the project and decided...
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