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Not Sharing My Own Questions

“Different feels, whether it actually is this in truth, feels like less than.” Hold a Conversation Can you imagine leading a conversation about this story? Where? With whom? What kinds of questions would you pose? (See How to use the questions for reflection for one approach.) Please email your questions to us or post them in the […]

You’ve Never Lived in Those Shoes

“When you’re black, that’s one thing against you, but when you’re from Gary…”   Hold a Conversation In addition to the questions below, please see How to use the questions for reflection. Clarifying Questions What makes the speaker wonder what she’s gotten herself into? Why does the speaker say that coming from Gary is a second strike […]

People Still Question Me

“I never wanted to be part of an organization fixed towards one type of people.” Hold a Conversation Can you imagine leading a conversation about this story? Where? With whom? What kinds of questions would you pose? (See How to use the questions for reflection for one approach.) Please email your questions to us or post them […]

Kept to Myself for a Good Long While

“I had a lot of preconceptions, or, maybe, misconceptions, about what it would be like.” Hold a Conversation Can you imagine leading a conversation about this story? Where? With whom? What kinds of questions would you pose? (See How to use the questions for reflection for one approach.) Please email your questions to us or post them […]

It’s A Lot Like High School

“I feel like the Midwest is very–not old fashioned–but socially conservative; anything that is not normal is either wrong or judged most of the time.” Hold a Conversation Can you imagine leading a conversation about this story? Where? With whom? What kinds of questions would you pose? (See How to use the questions for reflection for […]

On My Own Terms

“We’re all fundamentally the same and our differences are trivial, and I disagree with that wholeheartedly. We’re fundamentally different, and we have an unbelievable amount in common.” Hold a Conversation Can you imagine leading a conversation about this story? Where? With whom? What kinds of questions would you pose? (See How to use the questions […]

Rah Rah Guy

“You should always be willing to let someone else in–if you trust them.” Hold a Conversation Can you imagine leading a conversation about this story? Where? With whom? What kinds of questions would you pose? (See How to use the questions for reflection for one approach.) Please email your questions to us or post them in the […]

We Had to School Them

“They didn’t understand the whole concept of why you have to travel all the way to Gary just to get your hair cut.” Hold a Conversation In addition to the questions below, please see How to use the questions for reflection. Clarification Why does the speaker ask himself where to get a haircut when he […]