Assignment: Everyday racism: Your stories
iREPORTERS SIGNED UP
Created July 25, 2013 by
It's been almost 50 years since Martin Luther King Jr.'s famous "I have a dream" speech, but the issue of race is very much a present-day issue. Some would argue that while we've made so much progress in combating racism, there's a lot of work to be done.
In honor of King's rallying call for an end to racism, we'd like to have an honest conversation about racism today.
What are your everyday experiences with racism? Whether a woman clutched her purse as you neared (like iReporter Egberto Willies), or someone followed you in a department store (like President Obama's Trayvon Martin story), we'd like to hear your personal experiences.
Share your story about your experience with racism. If you prefer, you don't have to use your name. You can read more stories on our interactive featured on CNN.com or watch our video roundtable on racism in America.
Please note: The spirit of this project is to shine a light on and talk about societal issues, not prosecute individuals. In your iReport, we ask that you not name any individuals. These stories include frank and honest discussions of race. They may be upsetting to some.
This assignment was inspired by The Everyday Sexism Project, an open forum devoted to documenting instances of sexism experienced by women around the world.