6 Words: ‘My Name Is Jamaal … I’m White’

NPR Staff

People make a lot of assumptions based on a name alone.

Jamaal Allan, a high school teacher in Des Moines, Iowa, should know. To the surprise of many who have only seen his name, Allan is white. And that’s taken him on a lifelong odyssey of racial encounters.

Those experiences prompted him to share his six words with The Race Card Project: “My name is Jamaal … I’m white.”

Allan grew up in southern Oregon, in a house on 18 acres with a commune on one side and a llama ranch on the other.

via 6 Words: ‘My Name Is Jamaal … I’m White’ : NPR.

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