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3 Out Of 4 White Americans Don’t Even Have One Of These

Friendship is magic. And the lack of diverse friendships in the U.S. is ... whatever the opposite of magic is. Now, I'm not saying it's entirely you-the-individual's responsibility to make all the diverse friends you can. (Though — is that the worst thing?) This radio piece isn't saying that either. What I am saying is press "Play" and just *try* to not have your mind opened up juuuust a crack.

2:00 — Ferguson card played. And it's a good thing! Let's pay attention to real numbers. There's a racial divide in Ferguson.


3:28 — The moment where you realize the guy who's been researching the race divide has spent 40 years thinking, "This is the year it will get better!" But it hasn't ever gotten better.

5:08 — What *do* you say to people who are all, "This is America, and we are free to be friends with who we want"?

5:58-6:22 — *Boggle* Diverse friendships statistically lead to less violence?!

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In one of the most glaringly hypocritical moves in recent history, the band formerly known as Lady Antebellum is suing black blues singer Anita "Lady A" White, to use her stage name she's performed under for over three decades.

Lady Antebellum announced it had changed its name to Lady A on June 11 as part of its commitment to "examining our individual and collective impact and marking the necessary changes to practice antiracism."

Antebellum refers to an era in the American south before the civil war when black people were held as slaves.

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