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Forum: Examining Discrimination Against Native Americans

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 11:11:00 -0500

How do Native Americans experience discrimination in daily life? Experts in Native American issues discuss the results of an NPR poll showing widespread discrimination across the nation.



Ask Code Switch: Who Can Call Themselves 'Brown'?

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:38:00 -0500

"Brown" is a word that's sometimes used to describe people who aren't white, including some people who also identify as Asian-American. NPR's Code Switch team recently got a question from a listener: Should light-skinned Asian-Americans — like some East Asians — be able to call themselves "brown"? The answer is complicated, and has to do with how diverse "Asian-Americans" are.



Middle School Student Keaton Jones Exposes Bullies, And Wins Fans For His Courage

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:13:00 -0500

Keaton Jones' story spread online and across the nation, with his sister, Lakyn Jones, acting as his representative and fielding thousands of offers of support.



Simeon Booker, Dean Of Washington's Black Press Corps, Dies At 99

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 00:19:00 -0500

Booker chronicled the civil rights movement, and is credited with helping to deliver the 1955 story of Emmitt Till's murder to a national audience.



Poll: Discrimination Against Women Is Common Across Races, Ethnicities, Identities

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 00:03:00 -0500

New results from an NPR poll show sexism and discrimination against women is widespread and pervasive. Sexual harassment is just one of many challenges women experience in daily life.



A Visit To Houston's Himalaya: Pakistani And Indian Food With Deep Texas Roots

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 07:46:46 -0500

Chef Kaiser Lashkari's Pakistani restaurant has become a Houston institution. It's also emblematic of the multi-ethnic city itself, with flavors that borrow happily from other culinary traditions.



Trump Attends Opening Of Mississippi Civil Rights Museum Despite Controversy

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 15:19:00 -0500

Two black Democratic lawmakers who decided not to attend said Trump's presence at the opening was "an insult." But the state's GOP governor said residents should be proud Trump would be there.



The 'Racial Cleansing' That Drove 1,100 Black Residents Out Of Forsyth County, Ga.

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 20:13:55 -0500

In 1912, white mobs set fire to black churches and black-owned businesses. Author Patrick Phillips revisits the incident in his book, Blood at the Root. Originally broadcast Sept. 15, 2016.



Mississippi Civil Rights Museum Tells A Difficult Story

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 05:11:00 -0500

Mississippi, a battleground in the struggle for civil rights, has been slow to embrace its racist past. A new state-funded museum tells the story.



When Immigration Detention Means Losing Your Kids

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 05:11:00 -0500

After federal immigration agents sent Maria Luis back to Guatemala, her kids went into the Nebraska foster system. It took her five years to get them back.



Black Mothers Keep Dying After Giving Birth. Shalon Irving's Story Explains Why

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 19:51:00 -0500

Black women are three times more likely to die from complications of childbirth than white women in the U.S. Racism, and the stress it causes, can play a leading role in that disparity.



African-American Congressmen Will Skip Mississippi Civil Rights Event To Avoid Trump

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 18:56:59 -0500

The congressmen say that given the president's record, he is ill-suited to attending the opening of a Mississippi museum dedicated to the history of civil rights.



Poll: Asian-Americans See Individuals' Prejudice As Big Discrimination Problem

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 01:15:57 -0500

In an NPR poll looking at experience with discrimination, Asian-Americans told us that individual prejudice is a bigger problem than bias by government or laws.



For Some Cambodian Refugees, Deportations And A Return To A Country They Fled

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 18:00:20 -0500

Earlier this fall, ICE rounded up more than a hundred Cambodians with deportation orders. After sitting in detention for weeks, more than 70 are expected to be sent to Cambodia.



When Black Women's Stories Of Sexual Abuse Are Excluded From The National Narrative

Sun, 03 Dec 2017 08:08:00 -0500

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to Karen Attiah, The Washington Post global opinions editor, about women of color in the #MeToo movement.