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The Race Project

James Fields IV

The Race Project

The Race Project is a series created by Basim Blunt, Executive Director at the Eichelberger Center for Community Voices at WYSO.

The premise is pretty basic; invite two everyday people from the Miami Valley to talk about their life experiences through the prism of skin color. The conversations are honest, and frank yet civil.

Blunt says, "Our community has become so polarized by issues of race, policing, and politics right now. Everyone is just shouting at each other. Hopefully, The Race Project is an outlet where listeners can hear people disagree and maybe realize common themes that we as Ohioans share. Everyone loves their kids, is concerned about the price of gas and we're all trying to get by during this pandemic, which has no regard for what skin color we are."

If you'd like to participate in an episode of The Race Project, send us an email at raceproject@wyso.org