Rebecca Reuter and President Obama both come from Chicago. And both recently spoke out about race, culture, and labels. Absorb President Obama’s comments, then read about Rebecca’s experience in her blog, The Skinny and the Fat. Rebecca is the outreach coordinator for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Marine Fisheries Service, Alaska Fisheries Science Center. She received a 2013 NSWA Career Development Award to attend the Santa Fe Science Writing Workshop.