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Wayne Lawrence National Geographic - The Race Card Project

Our honest, hidden thoughts on race captured in just 6 words

More than half a million people shared their experiences with the Race Card Project. Here's what they said.

Wayne Lawrence National Geographic - The Race Card Project

He's my dad, not the gardener

Kelly Stuart-Johnson, Brooklyn, New York

Wayne Lawrence National Geographic - The Race Card Project

Native Americans, America's invisible invisible invisible

Gene Tagaban, Ruston, Washington

Wayne Lawrence National Geographic - The Race Card Project

With kids, I'm dad, alone... thug!

Mark Quarles, Pacific Grove, California

Wayne Lawrence National Geographic - The Race Card Project

I'm ashamed for my ancestors' race

Lindsey Lovel Heidrich, Brooklyn, New York

Wayne Lawrence National Geographic - The Race Card Project

I am not an exotic creature

Hana Peoples, Seattle, Washington

Wayne Lawrence National Geographic - The Race Card Project

Black Boy. White world. Perpetually exhausted

Esayas Mehretab, Richmond, Virginia

Wayne Lawrence National Geographic - The Race Card Project

Ashamed that accomplished minorities surprise me

Daniel Chaim Robbins, Seattle, Washington

Wayne Lawrence National Geographic - The Race Card Project

White husband became Iranian September 11th

Maren Robinson, Chicago, Illinois


'You don't look Iranian!' I am.

Rom Barkhordar, Chicago, Illinois

Wayne Lawrence National Geographic - The Race Card Project

Blackcican Spanish speaker didn't teach kids

Marisha Vandenberg, Riverside, California

Wayne Lawrence National Geographic - The Race Card Project

We aren't all 'Strong Black Women'

Celeste Green, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Wayne Lawrence National Geographic - The Race Card Project

I wish he was a girl

Kristen Moorhead, Silver Spring, Maryland

National Geographic - The Race Card Project