April 4th, 2012
09:40 PM ET

Kids speak their minds about interracial friendships and dating

In part two of Anderson Cooper's special report, kids give honest feedback on racial and social issues.

Learn more about "Kids on Race: The Hidden Picture"

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  1. STEVE

    Why r we so obsessed abt race when we r such a diversified free society. No one if forced to hang-out/socialize w/anyone; but, in everyday dealings (@ work, in stores in restaurants, on the street, etc) one meets/sees, or deals with, a variety of people of different cultures, races, religions, etc. Get over it. . .

    April 8, 2012 at 7:21 pm |
  2. Lyubomir Detchkov

    Today, I went to the park and saw my granddaughter playing with two other girls.
    I took several pictures of them playing.
    It is so natural – the young kids are completely "color blind" in respect to race.
    We should keep them this way. How can I email/send you the pictures?

    April 7, 2012 at 9:02 pm |
  3. Sheryl Fairchild

    My Women's Studies class is currently reading Hapa Girl, a memoir by May-lee Chai, about growing up in a mixed-race family. Chai's father is Chinese and her mother was white and her story takes place in South Dakota in the 1980s. I plan to show my students this report because it brings up some interesting dynamics about the way that race and sexuality are imbricated–the "race issue" becomes something different when sexuality is part of the picture. Similar to Chai's story, there is also a gendered difference: if the man is white in an inter-racial couple, people respond differently than if the woman is white. There is a lot to say about how race and sexuality operate together in our society, so I just wanted to add that to the conversation.

    April 5, 2012 at 2:43 pm |