Stop the Hate 2017; Governor John Kasich Book "Two Paths: America Divided or United"

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A black student is called a closeted white girl and an oreo because, her black friends say, she doesn't act black enough. Another student recalls her abuser pleading, "If you leave me, I will kill myself." And an Asian teen recounts a neighbor telling him at age 10 to "Go back to your egg rolls." Heavy, ugly experiences. They fight back against prejudice by sharing their perspectives in the annual "Stop the Hate" essay contest. Finalists join us on The Sound of Ideas. Plus, Statehouse News Bureau Chief Karen Kasler sits down with Governor John Kasich to talk about his new book, "Two Paths: America Divided or United."

Credit: Thomas Dunne Books St. Martin's Press


-Zephaniah Galloway, Grand Prize Winner, 12th Grade, John Hay High

-Miao, Muqing, 1st Runner Up, 12th Grade, Gilmour Academy

-Courtney Reed, 2nd Runner Up, 11th Grade Hawken School

-Zachary Holtz, 3rd Runner Up, 11th Grade, Gilmour Academy

-Tionna Cisco, 11th Grade, Brush High School

-Maria Savani, 11th Grade, Gilmore Academy

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