Between Friends: Your Stories About Race and Friendship


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"Your white friend can just make one comment and it feels like a trap door has opened up from underneath," one listener told us when we asked for stories about race and friendship. "And I’m thrust back into the realities of living in a racist America."

Today: Your stories about when race became a flashpoint in your friendships. Tomorrow, we'll share an episode from our partners at the NPR podcast Code Switch, featuring expert advice on navigating those flashpoint moments around raceand explaining why it's so hard to make, and maintain, cross-racial friendships.

Want to reflect on your own friendship patterns? Take our survey at Afterward, you can see how other people have responded to the survey questions, and we'll also send you a recommended reading list.

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