Life Experience: Episode 01

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Based on a 2019 study, Americans across racial and ethnic groups see race and ethnicity playing out differently in their personal lives. On average, black men are more likely to say their race has hurt, rather than helped, their ability to get ahead. Among whites, Hispanics and Asians, more say their race or ethnicity has been an advantage than an impediment.

Among whites, education and partisanship are linked to views of white advantage in their own life. Six-in-ten white college graduates say being white has helped their ability to get ahead, compared with 39% of whites with some college and 35% of those with less education.

Education is also a factor in how blacks assess the impact their race has had on their ability to succeed. About six-in-ten blacks with at least some college experience (57%) say being black has hurt, compared with 47% of blacks with a high school diploma or less education.

In this episode we start to open the dialogue about the impact of race on men in America.

Unleash your opinion!

We don’t have all of the answers. In fact, we are seeking to understand what questions to ask. Leave your opinions with us. It can only help to spur more conversation. Until then:

It is not our differences that separate us. It is the denial of the beauty and rightness of those differences that separate us.

Razel Jones, Wounds

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