Race Relations at Penn State University

Examine the racial issues based on the opinions of professors Sam Richards and Laurie Mulvey.

Do you find it difficult to talk about race? Explain and support your answer. The professors make the point that White people have a more difficult time talking about race than Black people. Has this been your experience? Explain. Do you think honest and open conversations about race change people’s behaviors? Explain. How do Mulvey and Richards respond to this same question? Explain. What observations made by Mulvey and Richards resonate with you and why? Draw on your own career and personal experiences.