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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.

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.

The above excerpt was originally published in NationalJournal. Click here to view the full article.

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Vanessa Cárdenas

Vice President, Progress 2050