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An American Of Japanese Descent Sees The Foreignness In Herself

OPB is asking people across the Pacific Northwest to talk about the role race plays in their daily lives. In this installment, a woman of Japanese descent who recently learned a stark lesson about her own unconscious attitudes toward what it means to be an American.

A World Of Perspective Leads To A More Optimistic View On Race

OPB is asking people in the Pacific Northwest to talk about the role race plays in their daily lives. In this installment, a man whose experiences around the world give him a unique perspective on America’s debates about race.  

Raising 2 Sons And Navigating 2 Races

OPB is asking people across the Pacific Northwest to talk about the role race plays in their daily lives. Today, a white couple adjusts to raising a mixed-race family.

American Born And Raised, This Latina Often Feels Invisible

OPB is asking people across the Pacific Northwest to talk about the role race plays in their lives. Today, a Washington County woman with a unique perspective on today’s immigration debates.

California Native Finds Her Racial Identity Changes In Ultra-White Oregon

OPB is asking people across the Pacific Northwest to talk about the role race plays in their lives. In the next installment, a California native whose sense of racial identity changes depending on where she lives.

Black Family Adjusts To Life In Oregon's White Suburbs

Over the past few months, OPB has been asking people across the Pacific Northwest to talk about the role race plays in their daily lives. Today, two new arrivals to Oregon who came knowing they’d feel different.

African Student Came For An Education — Not This Kind

We're asking people in the Pacific Northwest to talk about how race impacts their day-to-day lives. We talked to a Muslim immigrant from West Africa who says she is routinely harassed because of her head scarf. 

Young Latino Activist Comes Home To Change His State

OPB is asking people across the Pacific Northwest to talk about the role race plays in their lives. Today, a young Latino activist who made the choice to come home. 

About Race In The Northwest

OPB is asking people in the Pacific Northwest to talk about the role race plays in their daily lives. We’d love to hear your story. Email us at opbnews@opb.org or call us: 503-445-1884.

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