Project to Challenge Prejudice
My America Without Prejudice Project is not a project free of prejudice; it's a project that seeks to free you from your prejudice when you hear about people's American experiences.
There are many untrue and unfair stereotypes that do us no good. We shouldn't even have to say that not every black person or undocumented immigrant is an uneducated criminal. Not every feminist hates men. Not every white person owns a hunting rifle. Stereotypes - extreme or not, prevent us from actually learning what other people have to say.
The goal of this project is to let you hear what other people think about the United States of America before you know what kind of experiences shaped their opinions. And then show you what background got them to see America the way they do.
If you are viewing the mobile version of this website, you are seeing the cards with already revealed demographic information. For the full experience, visit the desktop version.
To help you get there, this project has two parts — the cards with unattributed quotes summarize someone's American experience and a profile story behind each author of the quote.
Read the quotes on the yellow cards beneath. Then, point to the card you like to reveal the basic information about the author of the quote.
To learn more about the person behind the quote and their experiences that helped to shape their opinion, click "More" on a card and proceed to a profile devoted to the person.
White American woman, Muslim
My America is adolescent because Americans believe first news reports they hear instead of researching it for themselves and developing their own opinion. America still needs to mature to be effective in the world community
My America is in the image of my 94-year-old Mexican American grandmother waking up every morning and raising the American flag on her front porch. It is the Land of opportunities, fundamentally good people, and hope
Jon Coleman, 28
White American man