'Question Bridge' attendees offer up solutions for bridging the gap between races, genders

Sunday, November 17, 2013 | 9:02 p.m. CST

COLUMBIA— Politics of the Black Body, a five-part series that delves into black masculinity and culture, started Sunday night with a screening of "Question Bridge," a film centered around creating dialogue between black men about challenging issues.

Before the screening at Stephens College's Windsor Auditorium, we asked attendees to answer one question: "What is one thing that can be done to increase understanding between people of different races and genders?"

Here are some of the answers we received:

"There could be classes in schools that discuss different cultures and allow people to study them in depth and maybe have an exhibit to share with each other." — Janice and Saundra Perkins

"Keep an open mind. Spend as much time as possible with people who are different from you, and you'll gain a better understanding of their perspective." — Laura Soehngen

"I believe that one thing that could be done to increase understanding between different races and genders is a community activity. People realize more about themselves when immersed around different cultures as well as communicate with the opposite sex. Things such as: outreaches, fundraisers or plays can open our eyes to accept differences in geographics and economics." — Mike Johnson II

To view the rest of the answers, visit our Facebook album for the event

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