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‘Only Cheap Talk Is Cheap’: Mississippi Woman Hosts Conversations About Race
NPR, Sept. 15, 2016:
“Talking respectfully about race is not something most people do very well.” Instead, Susan Glisson says, people have what she calls “proxy conversations” — “surrogates for the other conversation that we’re afraid to have about race.”

Glisson says “we can’t have a national conversation on race until we learn to talk to, and trust each other on a much more intimate level.”

Glisson is trying to get people to have those deeper conversations. Here’s the story from NPR (Sept. 15, 2016). Useful website with more about listening is at

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