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        Confronting Racist Objects

        Millions of racist objects sit in the homes of everyday Americans. We asked for your experiences with these objects and received hundreds of responses. Some of you told us about your family heirlooms. Some described antique finds, and many of you simply wanted to know what should be done with racist objects. What is their place today, when racial tensions and racial attacks are on the rise? Here are some of your stories about reconciling, reclaiming, and reinterpreting racist objects.

        The Collector: "We Are Not That"

        A family in Harlem keeps racist objects to remember old stories—and to build new ones.

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        The Activist: "They Think We're Just Historical"

        A native American in Ohio has waged a decades-long struggle against a baseball team's racist logo.

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        The Seller: "It's Weird to Me, But It Sells"

        Racist objects are a source of income—and difficulty—at a family auction house in Texas.

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