http://www.yforum.com

Designed by Philip Milano, editor of the Florida Times-Union in Jacksonville and author of several articles on diversity and minority recruitment, “Y? The National Forum on People’s Differences” offers visitors the chance to confront their feelings head-on by asking difficult or embarrassing questions of people from other cultural or ethnic backgrounds. As Milano writes in the site’s introduction, “Our hope is that this sharing, done in an atmosphere of curiosity and mutual respect, can help us deepen and broaden our understanding of one another.” Topics of the questions range from why many white people assume that Asians are smarter in math and science to why some blacks prefer to be called African Americans. The discussions are edited to make them clear and hate-free, although some of the content may be too sensitive for younger viewers.