Whites invited to ‘Come Meet a Black Person’
Atlanta (AP) — A professional group near Atlanta is inviting white people to “Come Meet a Black Person.”
That’s the title of a networking event planned for Thursday in suburban Lawrenceville by Urban Mediamakers, a consortium of content creators.
“If white folks don’t have none of us in their lives, they’re the ones missing out,” said Cheryle Moses, president and founder of the organization, which hosts an annual film festival in October and also holds a contest for middle school and high school filmmakers.
Moses said she was inspired by research she’d read about that showed that three quarters of white people don’t count any non-white people among their friends. She didn’t mean for the title of the event to be provocative, she said, but instead wants to build relationships of trust and understanding.