Race Relations Influence Some Teens’ Roommate Choices

As nearly 10 million girls around the country head into their freshman year of college this month, many will have to contend with living away from home and with strangers for the first time. One of the issues they might have to deal with are prejudices and insecurities (both their own and others) as they navigate living with a roommate, especially one of a different background, during their first taste of independence. Teen Voices talked to six girls in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania about the conversations, concerns and thoughts they are having around race and choice of roommates.

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