TSR STAFF: Myeisha E.! @myeisha.essex __________________________________________ #Roommates, there’s a Georgia networking event that’s helping white people meet black people, and it’s fittingly titled "Come Meet a Black Person.” 👀 __________________________________________ According to @CNN, it’s reportedly a real attempt to bridge the racial divide in America and white people who don't have any nonwhite friends are being asked to attend. __________________________________________ The event will be hosted by Urban MediaMakers, which is a group of independent black filmmakers and content creators. "In the black community we know of white people who don't have a lot of black friends," founder Cheryle Moses said. "But still, seeing a statistic about it just opened our eyes." _________________________________________ According to the event’s Facebook page, they are hoping to do something to positively challenge the negativity. “The idea of ‘Come Meet A Black Person’ networking event came about when we recently found out that 75% of white people in the United States do not have non-white friends. According to the New York Magazine, white people continue to deploy the phrase ‘I have a ton of black friends!’ to justify casual racism, but it’s— read more at TheShadeRoom.com 📷: @gettyimages
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