Project to Challenge Prejudice

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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.


  1. 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.  

  2. 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. 

Happy exploring!

Ivonne Wallace-Fuentes, 44

Latina American woman

My America is beautiful but broken. It is an inaugural promise that was never fully achieved but it is precious and unique and our history

Gwen, 34

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

Sofiyat Ibrahim, 21

Black woman, immigrant

My America is the world's big brother who is going through a seemingly never-ending middle-life crisis. He needs a wake-up call, a big one

In My America, you gotta pick your struggle

Brandon Palmore, 25

Black American man

Faith-Joy Kpoto, 21

Black woman, immigrant

My America is like a white, Christian, handsome, middle-aged man, who is standing naked in front of the mirror, admiring himself

Larry Good, 41

White American man

My America is the one that believes the path to greatness is to go backward instead of going forward

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