Getting Past "Us" and "Them"
Superar el "Nosotros" y "Ellos"
When you sit down and break bread with people and just let them share with you their hardships and you share with them, you realize there's enough here in this country for us all to live together.
- George Wallace Jr., Grier Heights community
In this fast-changing, spread-out city of newcomers, it's tempting to just hang out with folks we know. Without personal ties, all of us too often see others as categories — Northern or Southern, urban or suburban, rich or poor, old or young, gay or straight, black, white, Hispanic, Muslim or other.
One way Charlotte communities are dispelling stereotypes and getting to know each other is by using community meals to spark meaningful conversations.