RE:Race – AJC staffer Erica Hernandez on her confusing race

This video is part of RE: Race, the AJC’s new project dedicated to covering race and ethnicity in Georgia.

Our racial and ethnic fissures and fault lines seem most obvious in politics. But our daily interactions with one another are perhaps more important – and more telling – than how we vote every four years. That’s what RE: Race is about. 

Later this week, we’ll offer an in-depth examination of the dramatic demographic transformation of Cobb County. Cobb, you may be surprised to learn, is the last of Georgia’s most populous counties that is still majority white, and even that will change soon.

These profound changes create tension and also opportunity. So on Thursday we’re exploring what it means for a county to “tip” to majority minority – particularly a place with such a remarkable heritage of intolerance.  

Because this story is your story, we’re also collecting first-person pieces by folks in metro Atlanta on how they experience race in everyday life.


RE:Race – AJC staffer Pete Corson on interracial marriage

RE:Race – AJC staffer Ryon Horne on growing up biracial

RE:Race – AJC staffer Ernie Suggs on being black in Atlanta

RE:Race – AJC staffer Richard Halicks on growing up in the rural America

RE:Race – Mundo Hispanico staffer Maria Bastidas on being an immigrant 

RE:Race – AJC staffer Erica Hernandez on her confusing race

RE:Race – AJC staffer Janay Kingsberry on growing up black in Germany

RE:Race – AJC staffer Bo Emerson on white privilege 

RE:Race – AJC staffer Helena Oliviero on defining herself to her children

RE:Race – AJC staffer Leroy Chapman “Don’t prejudge my son.”

About the project, Re: Race

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is launching Re: Race, a new body of coverage on how we experience race and ethnicity in Georgia.

Through this effort we hope to provide a safe place for a community conversation about the issues we encounter every day, and we’re inviting you to join us. 

Tell us about your perspectives on race and ethnicity, whether you identify as white, black, Latino, Asian or something else. We’d like to assemble a large panel of ordinary Georgians on whom our reporters can call with questions about race. We’re also hoping to hear a story, whether positive or negative, from you about how race plays out in your daily life.

Please click into this form, complete the very brief questionnaire and tell us what’s on your mind.

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