What did your grandparents teach you about race?

Athena Volante, 2, holds an American flag as she sits with her grandmother, Valla Burnett (R), during the 4th of July Parade in Alameda, California on Monday, July 4, 2016. / AFP / GABRIELLE LURIE        (Photo credit should read GABRIELLE LURIE/AFP/Getty Images)
Athena Volante, 2, holds an American flag as she sits with her grandmother, Valla Burnett (R), during the 4th of July Parade in Alameda, California on Monday, July 4, 2016. / AFP / GABRIELLE LURIE (Photo credit should read GABRIELLE LURIE/AFP/Getty Images)
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Between the presidential election, high-profile officer-involved shootings and conversations on representation in Hollywood, more attention is being paid to the subjects of race and racism. Of course, these conversations – had at work and at home, at school and at church, around dinner tables and conference tables – aren’t exactly new. 

KPCC journalists want to know about the conversations you had growing up. What did your grandparents or other family members teach you about race and how has that affected your current views?

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