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This Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012 photo shows submissions to National Public Radio host and journalist Michelle Norris for her Race Card Project, at her home in Washington. Norris was on a book tour two years ago, and started passing out postcards a dozen or so at a time, asking people to share six words that express their thoughts about race. Now she has received more than 12,000 cards.

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Race Card Project creates new type of conversation

Michele Norris, the National Public Radio host, was starting a book tour for her memoir, which explored racial secrets. Sensing a change in the atmosphere after the election of the first black president, and searching for a new way to engage and listen, Norris printed 200 postcards asking people to express their thoughts on race in six words.

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