Your big questions about race, answered

Updated August 18, 2020

Ever since the recent Black Lives Matter protests, leaders have called for a national conversation on race.

So here’s a start.

Race is a thorny topic, and for people seeking to understand others’ racism – or their own – it can be difficult to know where to turn.

So please consider this a safe space where you can pose questions you may hesitate to ask elsewhere. To help answer them, we’ve reached out to scholars and other experts on race. Send us your questions — there’s a place to do that at the bottom of this page — and we’ll try to answer those, too.

Our purpose here is not to chide, preach or settle historical scores. We’re all in this together. And we all have questions. Here are some of yours.

We’ll keep updating this by answering more of your questions as they come in.


Editor: Brandon Griggs

Supervising editor: Saeed Ahmed

Supervising video producer: Jacque Smith

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