African American Identity in America

A conversation with my friend who is 1/4 African American. We talk about her identity, how the Black Lives Matter movement has affected her view on her heritage and the overall racial injustice in America.

My Mamá

Interview with my mother as we talk about issues in America and Mexico.

Axon- Influencer

This interview reflected on the structures of racism in the life of someone who has influenced me

Lynda Grose and Cecil Johnson

One Small Step partners Lynda Grose (62) and Cecil Johnson (58) discuss their relationships to family and consider how their backgrounds have influenced their political views.

“The racial problems we faced growing up are still the same today.”

Both of my grandparents, Curtis and Von Rogers, share their experiences with racism and prejudice and their views on racial and social issues today.

Dads interview

Interview of my dad being born in 1955 and growing up with racial and gender differences.

Answer Mom

My mom a 35 year old woman shared her experiences growing up as a race that was not white. We talked about experiences my mom went through and the troubles of her parents.


In this interview Kayla speaks out on her struggles with bullying and race.

Howard Cavner and Jenn Simmons

Jenn Simmons (39) interviews her friend, colleague, and mentor, Howard Cavner (68), about his childhood in the Ozarks region of Missouri, his relationship with his grandmother, the pride he has for his daughter, and the most important lessons that he...

Leeanne discusses identity, relocation, and emigrating to Norway. “When people ask where I’m from, sometimes they mean, why are you black?”

In this interview, Tania interviews Leeanne about growing up between England and the United States, and eventually moving to Norway, as well as the obstacles in moving. Leeanne talks a little about long-distance realtionships. They also discuss how what you...

Alison Benders and Margaret [No Name Given]

Friends and colleagues Alison Benders (65) and Margaret [No Name Given] (65) talk about their Catholic upbringings and their experiences with religion in adulthood. They reflect on what pilgrimage, faith, and community have meant to them.

Raymond Lakes and Yolanda Lakes

Yolanda Lakes (50) sits down with her father, Raymond "Ray" Lakes (72), to ask about his upbringing in Columbus, GA and the world events, as well as personal experiences, that have shaped his current worldview.

Kamell Minor and Al Pola

[Recorded: Tuesday, March 19th, 2024] Al Pola, a 64-year-old from Charlottesville, VA, and Kamell Minor, a 20-year-old from St. Louis, MI, shared their personal experiences with in-group identity and acceptance, emphasizing the need for empathy and open-mindedness in creating inclusivity....

John Potamianos- Racial Change in America

My dad speaks on what he believes was the biggest American event that effected racial issues

Society Interview

I talked with my grandmother on her childhood, faith, and how her views on race and society were shaped.

Media and Race

Kaley interviews student athlete KJ about his views on Race and Media. The conversation also covers sports and religion.