Venkatakrishna Gelli

As interviewed by Pranav B.
"For sometime they can hold it back [but] when that keeps mounting in their hearts sometimes it has to be blown out, otherwise it will be more damaging."
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Kathryn Davis

"As a child in grade school I didn't actually notice that there weren’t black children there."
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Fred Ligarde

As interviewed by Sam Whitlow
"When he opened the box, the bomb blew up and killed a man."
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Doreen Joffe

as interviewed by Emmet Benaryeh
"There was newspaper censorship and there was censorship of the books we were taught out of and in the books we could read."
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Joseph Diraddo

Charlie Diraddo
"Martin Luther King was at his prime at that time, he was the great Leader, but there were many others too. They were great men fighting a bitter battle."
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The Troubles

Samuel Larson
"They Built A wall that separated Us"
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Keisha Bentley Edwards

Ryder Klager
"I thought he was looking at me!"
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Gonzalo Barrientos

Nadine Sauer
"I was just a little old student watching everything go by, so, I did know, I mean, Edward Delgado, who I believe, became a bilingual school teacher in Houston, Texas, I think. The whole situation of life just affected me. And then after I ran for office, I saw it affecting the whole world, in terms of what I can do to change that for all kids, regardless of their color. "
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Bakery Zoumanigui

By:Laurel Schultz
"We have all this technology all the resources we have smart people, you know, but people get so caught up with their beliefs and convictions,that it's hard to break that and be like hey let's have a civilized conversation about this. "
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Sara Villanueva

As Interviewed by Josephine Wilson
"And the people there are like, "Wait a minute. You can't take our houses, and our money, and our culture too! and our food, and our music." They feel like it's being watered down, because people are taking on their culture, that are not even for the culture."
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Carol King

As Interviewed by Drew Buerger
"I saw total segregation. It seemed normal to me, I didn't know anybody Black."
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Richard Cutts

As Interviewed by Jaxon C.
"It's not until you are in a situation where you essentially feel what discrimination is really like that you think about how wrong it really is."
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Limuel Jackson

As Interviewed by Evan Ellis
"Wisdom is insight. You got to be courageous to go out there go find it. When you find the truth, it's going to be hard to deal with because it's going to challenge everything that you once thought you, you believed everything that you cherished everything that you was ever taught by your parents your teachers everyone. But you will benefit greatly from it... And this is so. Seek the truth."
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Karen

As Interviewed by Andrew Homsy
"I definitely don't support segregation in a bad way, but I do support allowing people to be different and not be molded into one, one wad of people."
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Harry G. Reid

As Interviewed by Ryan Schuelke
"We drove to Memphis. I remember my father going into a restaurant and seeing if the girls - I had two older sisters, and an older brother - could come in to use the restaurant. The man looked and said "Okay." Then he saw the people getting out of the car, so he was told "I will sell you your lunch, but you can't eat here." To use the bathroom, you'll have to go around back for the women, which were outhouses, basically. They had indoor plumbing, but we were not allowed to use it. "
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Claudette Jane Woytek

As Interviewed by Ben Woytek
"I think black people felt that they needed to have more rights, more freedom, it just goes back to the days when they were slaves. They felt that they needed to be raised up and fight for their rights. "
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Carol Waguespack

As Interviewed by Lydia Benson
"Frankly, I do believe in discrimination, but only for personality. If you're a bad person, then you should be put away from the good people. If they were a nice person, why shouldn't I be allowed around them?"
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Betty Goodrich

As Interviewed by Jackson C.
"We've got to hold it together to be together and make this one world. It's just the way I feel about it. There's no sense trying to put someone else down, to build yourself up, or to make yourself look better or whatever. That's foolish to my notion."
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Edwin Batista

As Interviewed by Evelyn B
"...there was a law professor that said that Latino and African American cultures accept failure as a norm. That was quite a racist comment that was made at the university level... "
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Joe Del Prado

As interviewed by Alec Lippman
"Sometimes you went to a restaurant, and sometimes it took a little bit long, and maybe it was because they were busy. In your mind you thought maybe it was taking long because you were Hispanic, so it was always in the back of your mind. "
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Marta Sanchez

As interviewed by Orlando Mora
"Yes I do have a specific situation that I can still remember about after I got my GED, I started going to college, and I remember my English teacher in one time in the class. She was saying that Hispanics or Mexicans weren't smart enough to continue college. That we all were doing good only flipping burgers and working in the fields, that made me feel very sad and angry because that is not true. We as Hispanics do believe we are smart enough to continue college and have a degree. As white people or any other race."
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Keffrelyn D. Brown

As Interviewed by Erin T.
"We have more access, but not necessarily better experience, and that's tough for people to swallow."
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John Williams

As Interviewd by Satchel WIlliams
"Well I always think that there’s a movement towards liberation."
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Lynn Boswell

As Interviewed by Luke Yium
"For decades, our educational system had relied on what they called separate but equal schools. And, in reality, the schools were separate by race, but they were very rarely, if ever equal."
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Robert Notzon

Interviewed by Kai Cole
"Its always been something that motivated me, this idea that people are treated badly for no good reason."
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Marylou Peterson

As Interviewed by Violet K.
"I was afraid when fires started, because I wondered what was going to happen, because things were totally out of control, and of course it was frightening, because you wondered, ‘Am I gonna walk out on the street and encounter some of this?’ You just never knew."
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Jon Lebkowsky

As Interviewed by David SoucieGarza
"There was a potential for law enforcement and government to misunderstand technologies and make bad policy. They realized that all sorts of wrong turns were possible in the future of computer networks as they evolved - and they were clearly going to evolve."
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Ray Martinez

As interviewed by Tess Ancipink
"...what she said to me is basically your dream of going to college well let's just be more realistic is what she said you're probably not going to make it anyway. So just why don't you just start looking for a job."
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Coach Vela

As Interviewed by Emma Arce
"Now if you go to East Austin you won’t see a single Mexican American, they’re all white. What they did is they raised the taxes up to where the Mexican American people could not afford them."
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Sandra Logodice

As Interviewed By Andrew Barre
"...Because of my accent people were not so acceptable of me they did not consider me one of them.""
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Ora Elliot Houston

As Interviewed by Warren C.
"So how did you make that decision in your mind that I didn't deserve the same kind of respectful title that you gave everybody else?"
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Altamese Greer

As Interviewed by Monica Jones
"I think my father and my mother and my grandfather and my grandparents made it very clear that things change, but they change over time and don't change quickly. You have to acclimate to those changes and work within those boundaries in order to affect change and part of that was going to those integrated schools."
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John Allen McLaughlin the 2nd

As Interviewed by Sophia McLaughlin-Diaz
"Thank goodness we live in the country that we live in in and you know that you can believe what you want to believe and in a religion you know."
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Ruth Tovar

As Interviewed by Joanne Parada
"Racism is unfortunately part of a lot of people’s cultures. It’s the reason when there’s a brown person passing by or a black person passing by; people will lock their doors, and women hold their purses tighter."
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Kenneth M. Bates

As Interviewed by Elizabeth Armstrong
"As a child I was told that there was a difference between the races, between black people and white people. I accepted that as being just facts because I was a child, and children do what their parents and grandparents tell them to do. Things have changed over the years, and I understand a difference now."
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Joe Wayne Dias

As interviewed by Tyler D.
"The Ohio National Guard were in line, on a field, and the students rushed towards the National Guard; The National Guard feared for their lives and they fired. "
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Anne Dover

As Interviewed by Georgia Dover
"When you're in something together, you just don't know any different."
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Floresa Williams

As Interviewed By Alexandria D
"The first time I recognized racial injustice was when Dr. King came to Chicago; he met at a church called St. Brendan’s Catholic Church...It was around the corner from my house, so I went."
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Bernadette Phifer

As interviewed by Anne Franklin
"They had dogs there that were right on us. We were sprayed by the fire hoses... It burned when the fire hoses hit you."
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Adama Brown

As Interviewed by Caroline G.
"I didn't know if I would end up with my face the ground and a gun to my back."
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Phyllis Schunk

As Interviewed by Walker G.
"We forget how recently we had white terrorists in our own country."
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Martha Orr

As Interviewed by Kyle Read
"One of my jobs was to go into those slums and make sure the woman had enough food and the children were being fed."
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Marie Powell

As interviewed by Ian Wetherold
"I like the story about Rosa Parks and I really like it because Rosa Parks was kind of stubborn and gutsy like I am."
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Yasmeen Tizani

as interviewed by Laila Tousson
"It's kind of offensive when people are surprised that you're just normal."
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Ricky Green

As Interviewed by Luke Sylliaasen
"Satisfactory, that is an interesting term."
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Corey Wiggins

As Interviewed by Noel E.
"If I could go back in history, I would be more vocal and not just standby, watching my fellow friends be discriminated based on the color of their skin."
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Atiq and Amina Khan

As Interviewed By Zayd Vlach
"Sometimes Saba would get down from the bus and she would be crying.... She was the only brown child in that school ."
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Salai Tun Than

As Interviewed by Yati P.
"If I told you my whole story it would take years!"
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Wilfredo Lopez

As Interviewed by Ian H.
"We just never thought seriously about it."
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Hillary Procknow

As Interviewed by Helena L.
"There is a racist history about how public education in the South developed, and how the South fought to have control over what was taught in their schools -- and even though they lost the Civil War, they fought to control what kind of education would happen in their schools"
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Jerry Conn

As interviewed by Gracie McDaniel
"The plan was to make sure that everybody knew he was black, to show his picture in all the television commercial and newspaper ads... And there never was any ‘We don't need any black people on the city council’ or that sort of thing. He was just well-received."
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Tarale Murry

Ikey Kohler
"I tell people faith in family. I felt like my faith was to stay for my family."
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Velia Urrutia

As Interviewed by J.R.U.
"When I went out to recess, my friend and I we were talking Spanish. And one of the teachers said “Hey y’all quit talkin that s---. If you want to talk that you go back to Mexico!” You know, my father was American-Indian, Mm mother was from Spain. I was born and raised third generation. And I remember one time another teacher says, “I wish I could chew you up and spit you out.” But this is not unusual because we all suffered that type of racism."
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Barbara Wilson

As Interviewed by Luke Lozano
"I do remember the chief of police in Birmingham. His name was Bull, and I can't remember his last name [Connor], but that was enough to make you sit up and take notice. And I remember on the television the way he was using his fire hoses to blast people down. Doesn't make any difference whether they were black, white, old, young, or what -- I thought this was just about the worst thing I'd ever seen."
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Rudolph Pierce

As interviewed by N.O
"A larger issue is public school education is not very good especially in cities where there is a large minority populations. So, there is a segregation problem and there is an education problem and solving the segregation problem does not necessarily solve the education problem. "
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Judy Edwards

As Interviewed by Sarah Weisbrodt
"In North Carolina they had KKK billboards on the highways. I was shocked to see that. Something like that was so common that it was appropriate to advertise it."
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Manuel L.

As Interviewed by Diogo L.
"I had many friends that were treated differently because of their race, I was discriminated as well, it didn't make me feel good but you tried to make the best of the situation."
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Irma Alicia Velasquez

As Interviewed by Isabela Garcia
"I support the indigenous struggles and the struggle of indigenous women... The discrimination is still everyday in Guatemala right now."
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Dr. Sharon Michelle

Aubrie Edmond
"My mother had signed me up for an after school program. I didn’t like going to the after school program because I felt mistreated there, so I would just walk home. No one ever told her that I wasn’t going. I would walk home and just hang out around the house. I didn’t have the keys so I never went inside. I would go to the park by myself, and I always know what time it was so I’d be back in front of the school by the time my mom came to pick me up. She thought I was walking out of the school to meet her. "
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Bill Zint

As Interviewed by Natasha Zint
"These are local people in the truck, and they stopped so the people chasing after him would get him. He got brutally beaten. I don't think he died, but it made front page in the newspaper and he just thought, ‘How bad can this be, that somebody won’t even help someone else?’"
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Patsy: In her own words

As Interviewed by Katie H
"World War Two broke out. All the blacks left Austin. I mean the jobs that they had were housekeeping, and that was about it. They all went north to Detroit to make a lot of money."
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Steve Gold

As interviewed by Isaiah Hernandez-Gold
"We took it to court and we won -- and that visibly changed the country. Every curbside you see in the country was because of that act. Every single circuit followed our decision, but that wasn’t the most memorable one."
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Gary Lavergne

As Interviewed by Ella Jarnigan
"The challenge of my job is to try to make sure that we offer an admissions to an individual that we're setting them up for success, not failure. We want diversity for all types, geographic diversity and rural kids. You cannot claim to be an educated person in the state of Texas if you don't have a working understanding or relationship with Hispanic culture, or Black culture, or Asian culture."
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David B. Frank

As Interviewed by Ziggy Shin-Peterson
"There is racism in our country and that permeates through the court system. I don't believe that the courts are intending to discriminate against racial minorities, but I believe that racial minorities that have to stay in jail longer might not be able to afford resources that help them in their defense."
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Melissa Kooyer

As Interviewed by S.A.
"I think that she was passed over because there is a difficulty with her expressing herself in English."
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Kensei Hayashi

As Interviewed by Kai Pang-Whitsett
"We couldn’t tell anyone that we were Chinese because otherwise something bad would happen. [We never acted against this segregation] because we weren’t Japanese, we were the visitor."
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