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Episode Info:   In this episode I interview Kari, a woman who moved from the tiny, all white town of 300 to 400 people where she had lived her whole life to Baltimore. She speaks candidly about her personal experience integrating into a racially diverse city, her fears, how her understanding of white privilege grew, her reaction and the reaction of the city and media to the death of Freddie Gray, and how much she loves Baltimore and the people who live there. You can listen on on iTunes and all other major podcast streaming outlets.  Or click on the play button at the top of this post.  And don’t forget to leave me some stars and some comments! I will read your comments and try to do whatever I can to make my interviews better or keep doing whatever it is you love! Others will also read your comments to decide if they want to listen to my podcast so please share your experience, it is helpful all around. Who would you like to hear interviewed? What experiences are you curious about? What character are you writing? Let me know! And feel free to share this podcast on your blog, but please let people know where to find more: link them back to my site or my People On Paper on iTunes.   Quotes From This Episode. Tweet them! Pin them! Share them!  "I just had like a very, probably maybe naive perception of race coming out of high school""I was aware of my own naïveté, I guess, coming out here because I knew that my little 300/400 people town in Idaho that was all white was not the same thing. So I kind of assumed that coming out here I should just play it cool whatever I do and not act like I'm getting freaked out or bothered by anything. Like I way overcompensated like "I'm cool, I'm cool, Im cool. I can do this. I'm not freaking out at all.""Oh that's why racism exists because all the people like the white trashy people that I was afraid of in Idaho who I could identify as scary were now all black.""It still has to be a conscious switch sometimes to like: No. You've got to evaluate each person. Because there are scary people, I've had scary things happen, but each person is there own person, and is that person a threat but not, like, that whole group of people a threat.""I'm poor white and have been for all my life so I'm not in positions of power but when I started seeing that I was getting any kind of advantage for my skin color and that the people with decision making powers were using racism as a factor that is when I started to feel like, '
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