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What it takes to be racially literate - Priya Vulchi and Winona Guo

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In 2017, Priya Vulchi and Winona Guo traveled to all 50 US states, collecting personal stories about race and intersectionality. Now they're on a mission to equip every American with the tools to understand, navigate and improve a world structured by racial division. They pair personal stories with research to reveal two fundamental gaps in our racial literacy— and how to overcome them.

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Learn about Vulchi and Guo’s organization, CHOOSE, a student-led organization working to equip every American with the tools to talk about race and act on racism.

After traveling to all 50 states on a cross-country tour of America, Vulchi and Guo recount their experiences talking to people from all walks of life about race and identity in their book Tell Me Who You Are. Featuring interviews with over 150 Americans accompanied by their photographs, this intimate toolkit also offers a deep examination of the seeds of racism and strategies for effecting change.

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