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How U.S. Communities Are Facing Racial Conversations Head On
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How U.S. Communities Are Facing Racial Conversations Head On

Vanessa Cardenas details the story behind how Wake County, North Carolina is showing positive steps toward multicultural society.

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  • Vanessa Cárdenas

As we turn into a multicultural society, more and more states in the south are experiencing significant demographic shifts and having to engage (or re-engage) in a conversation about issues related to race and ethnicity.

North Carolina is a microcosm of what is happening at the national level as it mirrors trends both in terms of racial shifts as well as generational gaps. It also offers a valuable lesson on multiracial coalitions coming together to have a necessary dialogue about diversity and its challenges and opportunities.

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Vanessa Cárdenas

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