Hello Cheryle,

My name is Christiana, and I had the pleasure of attending the “Come Meet a Black Person” event. I wanted to reach out and share an article I found insightful and aligned with the event’s goals. It explores the experiences of BIPOC filmmakers from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and their efforts to decolonize the horror genre. You can read it here: https://the-peak.ca/2023/10/horror-in-seconds-centres-bipoc-filmmakers-decolonizing-the-genre/?amp=1

I wish to share and support people with the same goals to help people understand how to learn and accept another culture different from their own.

Best Regards,

Christiana M.


Hi Cheryle, thanks for bringing people together at the meeting on Sunday. I have been to several trainings, but I thought your quiz was extremely effective and shocking, to tell the truth.

The videos were also very good, and your website is very helpful, I’m going to be distributing it to my network. 

Look forward to future meetings.

Kind regards,

Leann B.
Fort Lauderdale FL


Hi Cheryle,

Thank you for your support by reading my book. Your website is impressive and the work you are doing is critical.  I would like to be a part of your series…


Christine J.
Westchester County, New York


Hello Cheryle,

Thank you for your presentation today. I learned some things that I will further explore on my own.

As a middle-aged woman of mixed Chinese and white heritage, I have been the victim of anti-asian sentiment, from being refused help in retail stores to threats to kill my dog. Most (not all) of these instances are instigated by Black males. Do you have any advice about the best way to handle these situations? I’ve heard theories about why there is so much resentment and anger against asians by African Americans, but when confronted by hatred, my response has always been silence. Is there a more productive way to respond to these situations? Thanks so much for any thoughts or advice!

Carla S.



I’m Samuel from Kenya thank you for the meeting held today on Come Meet a Black Person, much appreciated.

Thank you.



Hi Ms. Moses,

Again, Thank you for an inspiring,uplifting, spirit filled and justice focused presentation!

Thank you,  for allowing me to listen and learn, in our efforts to eliminate the racism, eliminate the myth of white-supremacy , and work together to  rebuild a better, truthful, loving and Spirit inspired world!

A world  built on truth, healing and justice.

Thank you for your spirit and making this space available for all of us!




I was so insulted during your zoom cast.

I’m a mixed race person but I look white.

You are so racist and rude to me.

Not to mention the white privilege test we had to fill out.

If you do not understand the power dynamic of the world we live in you’re going to keep assaulting innocent people that are in the same boat as you.

This world is built on wealth.

Those below a certain margin get directed and prompted to be racist against each other in discriminate against each other because it keeps us in poverty and from uniting.

Did you learn anything from your white privilege test?

Did you learn that it’s wealth privilege it does not matter what color you are in the upper crust.

Unite the peoples.. I am a mixed race lesbian.. I do a man’s job.

I am pushed out of my work places discriminated I’ve been abused and held back.

But I still choose to unite with all races and peoples and I understand who and what keeps us separated and in a poverty consciousness.

I hope that you are doing well and I would like an apology for the way you treated me.

My name is Three Archibeque.

Take the best of care.



Please remove me from any contact lists you have. The event I attended virtually which you call “Come Meet a Black Person” was the one of the most hate filed and racist things I have ever witnessed.

I will never support your effort to spread hate or your efforts to do whatever it is you’re doing under the guise of being anti-racist.

Please remove me from your contact list and do not email again seeking donations or support.

James Hodgman

Hey there Cheryle,
Just wanted to thank you so very much for your time and all the labour you put into your Anti-Racism series. It was a really informative experience and really great being able to chat with you towards the end of the session. 

Wishing you the loveliest of evenings. 

Kindest Regards,
Cassandra McCutcheon (She/Her)

I can not say enough about how proud I am. To have been a part of this series discussion today.  Thank you for having the courage to tell the truth. I have traveled throughout this country. Sharing the truth pertaining to racism. I thank you for giving me new ideals. On how to engage in telling the truth about race. While using the narratives most people are using in the world. When discussing race. God Bless you and all those who help put this together. 
— Freeman McNeal, Executive Director, MACHDO 

Hello Cheryle,
Joined today’s session and look forward to continuing conversations. Thank you for bringing us all together. Was not able to get into the test and would still like to take it. Can you send to me. Not able to bring it up.

Thank you.
— Shari Brennan

Thank you so much Cheryle for guiding us through these topics!!!! This is so valuable to me ,especially as an ignorant lily-white who sincerely wants to learn how to change my thoughts and behavior. Thank you!
— Myra

Applause for a great idea–we so need it and to get real in our discussions! While respectful and kind, of course!
— S Boyd

Dear Cheryle,
Thank you for the really great zoom meeting last week to “come meet a black person.” It was a real pleasure to meet you. After we closed, I realized that something I said may have come out sounding wrong. And it really bothered me because I think it came across as something exactly the opposite of my intention. To make it worse, we had just been talking about microaggressions, and how they could be avoided by pausing a moment to think first. Well, I didn’t, and I want to apologize for that. 

In trying to express my gratitude for your sharing your knowledge and experience with us, I said that I felt privileged because it wasn’t really your job to teach us white people about racism. But I think now that it sounded insulting and dumb because of course, you are an Educator, and you created these forums to bring all types of people together to educate and inform, mainly, white people! 

In that moment, I had been thinking about how white people might tend to believe that all people of color should be the ones to explain everything to them about the group they “represent,” and where does the responsibility of gaining knowledge and fixing the problem lie. So, I do feel very fortunate when someone sees value and opportunity in taking time to share things from their very different (from my) experience and perspective.

All of this is implied in the title of your series (well, yeah), and it was a shared learning experience thanks to your guidance and spirit of bringing people together and bridging the divide. All the women there brought something different and valuable to the table. Again, I am sorry and I hope I didn’t cause any offense. I am looking forward to today’s networking, and wish to talk less and listen more.
Respectfully yours,
— LS

Dear Cheryle,
That was another fantastic meeting. I love your welcome, your challenge, your honesty, your openness, your empathy, your empowerment.

Two generations [to eradicate racism]…. I’m with you – and I’m really looking forward to more.

I’ll write with thoughts when I’m more cogent, but I did really just want to say this now. And very happy that I’ll never again need to say ‘I have no Black friends’.

Happy start to the new week.
Alice X.

Hi from San Francisco! Not sure if my note went through. Suddenly my note was gone. Anyway, I got confused and missed today’s session. I hope to join another one in the future. My dad has been appreciating your work so I thought I’d check it out! Best.
— Jen

Hi Cheryle,
My name is Eileen. I joined the Come Meet A Black Person discussion last Sunday for the first time and will be joining again this afternoon. I’m really looking forward to it. I wanted to give you a heads up that I plan to commit one hour of my time this week and going forward. 

I completely agree that these discussions can and should go on for days but I will continue them with my family as I share the experience of our meeting with my husband, children, and friends.

I’ll excuse myself quietly at 4 pm and will soak up as much goodness as I can in that first hour of discussion.

Looking forward to seeing you this afternoon!

Hey Cheryle,
Hope you are in good health and spirits. I can’t stop thinking about last Sunday. It was such a powerful event. Thank you again for hosting. I shared it on my social media today.

I have a friend who founded an events platform for activists called SameSide

Looking forward to Sunday!

In solidarity, 

Hi Cheryle,
Thank you so much, again, for welcoming me to the event on Sunday night. I am 100% with you that relationship is everything, and it was an honour and a delight to sit with you all and to get to know you and to learn.

I’m coming again on Sunday, and am starting by inviting some of the other white women I’m working through an anti-racism programme with. I’ll also put the event on Facebook.

I’m looking forward very much to getting to know more about you and what you are doing.

Alice in the (cold) UK,

“I’m a NY Latina who had the great fortune of growing up with Chinese, African American. German, Latina Americans, CAribbean folk, French, Irish, you name it and the rest of my life has been a disappointing racial and class nightmare. Continue your good work and when I finally get a chance to visit Atlanta one day, will give you a call, best wishes, Perla “

Dear Cheryle Moses,
I hope you are doing well. I saw your information on TV about “Come Meet A Black Person.” My heart was filled with unthinkable joy, my mind began to race with all the possibilities of ” Can We Really All Just Get Along?”

I grew up in a small town in Georgia where the train tracks divided the majority of one race and the other. Blacks on one side and Whites on another. In my graduating class of 1987 there were only seven Black students of the 410 white students that graduated that year.

For the most part I didn’t really experience true racism until I started attending continued education classes at Chattahoochee Technical Institute for Heating and Air Conditioning. Many jobs, training, and experiences later in life I now own my own business doing appliance repair Since 2004.

When I started my business, there were no Black business owners of appliance repair businesses in an 80-mile radius of me at that time. I would often go to seminars put together by large manufacturing companies, in order to train technical individuals on how to repair units. Sometimes over 150 people and maybe five Blacks of which didn’t work as owner of the company but as a helper.

I must say, since 2004 I’ve only had two incidents of blatant racism that I had to address in the most professional way as possible.

My business takes me directly into a persons home . Just recently I was asked by an older gentleman if it would be okay if his Granddaughter touch me, ” Cause she’s never saw a (ummm Black) well you know in real life before.” I apologized and said I really need to look at what I’m here for the dishwasher, and I have other calls — sorry for the inconvenience.

So when I heard about your meeting I was in emotionally charged with the mechanisms enabling flight mode, wanting to seek this new path of unity with one another. I was very happy and overwhelmed with the idea of this meeting. Please, please let me know when and where the next one will be, I will plan for it and be there . I love meeting new people of any race and I love helping people for a great cause. Hope to hear from you soon. — Dexter E. with ANFL,LLC.

 Hi Cheryle,
I loved your idea – missed it on The View for some strange reason but just ran across the video on Youtube today. You created a fantastic idea – and I hope you continue it!Back when the riots were happening I felt I had become trapped by accident in a white world – white folks at the office, and surrounded by white friends in my night time world of rock bands. I had lived in LA which in some ways felt more integrated in the early 80s for me. An LA Times writer who wrote a column suggested there was too much separation in LA and I heartily agreed – I wrote her about doing some sort of event for meeting people which I thought was a good idea just to get people together of all colors and walks of life – but I never heard back from her and I went on in my life, not pursuing that idea, though I did many other community events for different things.My life does not feel as separated from color as it once did, but I think all of us no matter who, get stuck in our worlds and if we don’t attend an organization or church (which many people don’t, I don’t!) they don’t mix it up with a variety of people in general.I sure appreciate you reading this email – topics of race/gender and equality is a personal focus of mine and I just felt like I wanted to shout out to you for your excellent idea and your execution of that idea! Also, I see we both know Christie Taylor, and that’s a beautiful thing. 🙂Best of luck on your journey, you have an excellent outlook and you are bringing people together which I think is so very important in an age of everyone hiding behind social media.

Best wishes,
(in Los Angeles) ❤

I’m from Canada but read your article on your event. What a great idea. Good for you making such an initiative. I’m always talking about cultural clustering. It’s like being at a grade seven dance and no one mingles. So strange. I’m a musician so it’s easier for me to meet different cultures and make friends. But I can totally understand the nervous difficulty people have with one another. I can also understand how it makes people tense. Like they get upset because it feels like they aren’t allowed in one another groups and so assumes the worse when in truth everyone is actually just really cool people. Either way. Good for you being a leader and taking initiative. Hopefully you will accept my friend request. I would like to follow your journey and see how it unfolds. And it also fun to meet people across the globe and shrink the planet.

Hello Ms. Moses. I was so happy to see your project on The View! I have been wanting to get involved for a long time now, but haven’t been able to find any information. I am white, but I want to do what I can to try to help people realize we are all equal and should have the same rights and respect. I live in Port Huron, MI, just about an hour from Detroit.

Hi, Cheryle. Hope you don’t mind that I looked you up. It seems your Come Meet a Black Person article is really taking off since it made it to my feed. It inspired me to share with you that I actually uprooted my family from a small Mormon town in Utah to come to Atlanta when I realized my little daughter would be growing up in an all-white county where prejudice abounded and ignorance was literally perpetual. The thought of my own children missing out on a whole race and culture and even fearing it made it impossible for me to settle there. I could go on in detail, but anyway, just wanted to send words of encouragement. This event has been a long time coming 🙂

Well Cheryle Moses, Doug Criss and Amber Ferguson Dawn, we live in a world where both Black and white are friends of their own race. BUT we also live in a world where both black and white are very good friends, lots of them hang out with one another. So it goes both ways in this country, both exits, no matter the percentage of it. We all need to come together as people and stop the dislike for another, at least some need to, not all.

Cheryle My name is Sean Fry. I read about you today and you are the kind of person I would choose to be friends with. Best Regards.

I saw you on the news. Maybe you’d be, or maybe you wouldn’t be surprised exactly how many black people I know, and love 💜

Hoping you’ll have events after the holidays.

Haha thanks for the angel hug. I live Dacula / Buford area. Yes I’d love to talk soon. I’d like to discuss what “white people” would think about some of your posts, even your comment about “only white people can fix racism” I won’t get into that right now, gotta get ready for work, then heading out of town. But yes, will love chatting, maybe even one on one lunch one day. I love all people….at least I try, even people who’ve harmed me….hate caused illness and only hurts the person carrying it. Happy Thanksgiving pretty lady. And so glad the event went well.

Cheryle’s response: Hello Dixie — my 75%er. Loving you. The event last night was awesome! I am not surprised at your love for all people regardless of color. That’s your energy. I am going to make an announcement about touring the country with the event starting in California in January 2018. Where are you located? Let’s put your place on the schedule. Let’s talk soon Dixie and much love to you and your family during the holidays. I look forward to meeting you! I am sending one of my angels to give you a huge hug!

Haha thanks for the angel hug. I live Dacula / Buford area. Yes I’d love to talk soon. I’d like to discuss what “white people” would think about some of your posts, even your comment about “only white people can fix racism” I won’t get into that right now, gotta get ready for work, then heading out of town. But yes, will love chatting, maybe even one on one lunch one day. I love all people….at least I try, even people who’ve harmed me….hate caused illness and only hurts the person carrying it. Happy Thanksgiving pretty lady. And so glad the event went well.

I read the article in the Washington Post online and wish you the best of luck on your event “Come meet a black person”. This is such a creative way to look outside the box. — Bobbi, Astoria, Oregon