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Deborah Plummer, author of "Some of My Friends Are... - The Daunting Challenges and Untapped Benefits of Cross-Racial Friendships." (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Deborah Plummer, author of "Some of My Friends Are... - The Daunting Challenges and Untapped Benefits of Cross-Racial Friendships." (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
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It's a phrase many of us have heard — maybe even said — when talking about people who are different from us.

"Some of my friends are..." — and fill in the blank.

A new book takes a different spin on that phrase, exploring the challenges of cross-racial friendships.

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Deborah Plummer, author of "Some of My Friends Are...The Daunting Challenges and Untapped Benefits of Cross-Racial Friendships." She is also Vice Chancellor/Chief Diversity Officer for UMass Medical School and UMass Memorial Health Care. She tweets @DebbiePlummer.

This segment aired on January 28, 2019.

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