As Black As We Wish To Be

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Visit a tiny town in the Appalachian foothills of Ohio where, for a century, residents have shared the common bond of identifying as African-American despite the fact that they look white. As a result, everyone’s asking: Am I black? Am I mixed race? Or, am I white?

In this episode of State Of The RE:Union, Al Letson takes a look at Pike County's racial barriers, where lines have been blurred to invisibility, and people inside the same family can vehemently disagree about whether they are black or white.