#hereismyamerica

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Bayeté Ross Smith and the team from Race/Related at the New York Times, have put together a beautiful visual portrayal of who we are as Americans. In a recent post, Ross Smith wrote:

While elections often reveal important truths about our country’s strengths and challenges, they also tend to produce oversimplified examinations of actual people. Seeking clarity, we turn to categories: the African-American vote, the Latino vote, and this year in particular, the vote of the white working class.

At the moment, no other group is drawing as much attention and scrutiny as the so-called WWC. However, oversimplified narratives about identity are an ongoing challenge for all Americans, especially communities of color, historically.

Several months ago, the Race/Related team at the New York TImes launched a project titled #HereIsMyAmerica, to collect images from across the country that would help create a more nuanced portrait of the increasingly diverse American experience. This is a post worth reading!

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