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Counter Stories: Should we strive for diversity in friendships?

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Take a moment to do an inventory on your friends. How much diversity is there in your social circle?

According to Public Religion Research Institute data, 75 percent of whites have a "network of people with whom they discuss important matters is entirely white, with no minority presence."

People of color didn't do much better. The data showed that they also practiced racial self-selection in their friend networks. So what does this tell us about society? And why should you consider diversifying your network of friends?

The Counter Stories hosts for this episode are:

Don Eubanks, associate professor at Metropolitan State University and cultural consultant

Anthony Galloway, executive director of Arts Us

Hlee Lee, owner of "the other media group"

Luz Maria Frias, lawyer and consultant

Marianne Combs, arts reporter for MPR News