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How many times have you read a Facebook post or heard an argument and wonder if anyone listens to each other anymore?MI (Michigan) Voice is a new segment on WKAR News.We're asking five of your Michigan neighbors of diverse backgrounds their perspective on a topic.

MI Voice: White Lansing Native Talks About Growing Up in Diverse Mid-Michigan

Justin Sheehan, Lansing Promise
Reginald Hardwick
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Justin Sheehan, executive director of the Lansing Promise

This week on All Things Considered, we are hearing from five of your Michigan neighbors of diverse backgrounds their perspective on race and culture. Justin Sheehan, executive director of the Lansing Promise, talks about being white and growing up in a predominately African-American neighborhood in Lansing.

WKAR Digital News Director Reginald Hardwick asked all of our panel their backgrounds and where they grew up.. And then they answered three questions: 

-What is their first memory of learning they were different?

-What is misunderstood about their race or ethnicity?

-What makes them proud of their race or ethnicity?

As you listen to them, understand that you hearing their perspectives. They are NOT speaking for everyone who shares their race or ethnicity, ONLY sharing their perspectives.

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