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Georgetown University To Offer Slave Descendants Preferential Admissions

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:31:10 -0400

When Georgetown University announced they were going to try to make reparations to descendants of slaves held by the university more than a century ago, it raised tough questions for the families who stand to receive the reparations. Georgetown is offering preferential admissions to descendants, but one family with two students applying, have another idea.

After L.A. Riots, Leaders Failed To Rebuild A Broken City

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:31:10 -0400

The destruction from the 1992 Los Angeles riots resulted in more than $1 billion in damaged property and city leaders began to rebuild as the city was still in flames. But the project to fix the city, Rebuild LA, ultimately failed to do just that — rebuild.

Despite Racial Motive, Judge Allows Alabama City To Secede From School District

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:31:00 -0400

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Emma Brown, an education reporter for The Washington Post, about the federal court judge's ruling on Monday allowing a city to leave an Alabama school district under desegregation orders. The judge said, even though she believes the motivation is racial, she will allow it to separate under certain conditions.

At TED This Week, Two Speakers Got To The Root Of Things

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 15:31:00 -0400

At the TED Conference in Vancouver this week, two Fellows, Devita Davison and Damon Davis talked about putting ideas to work to invigorate marginalized communities from within.

Who Gains And Who's Left Out Of Georgetown's Reparations Plan

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 05:04:00 -0400

Georgetown University says it will try to atone to the descendants of slaves sold more than a century ago. One concrete step is "preferential admissions" for descendants, but it doesn't help everyone.

Why American Sikhs Think They Need A Publicity Campaign

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 04:01:00 -0400

American Sikhs faced an onslaught of violence and hate crimes following the Sept. 11 attacks. In the face of renewed racist vitriol, they have devised a positive media plan.

This Week In Race: Fox Sued, Schools Resegregate, Shea Moisture Gets Thirsty

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 03:01:00 -0400

A racial discrimination suit is filed against Fox. Is an Alabama school district getting around integration? Shea Moisture apologizes for a commercial. And, there's a new philanthropist in town.

As Los Angeles Burned, The Border Patrol Swooped In

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 18:06:00 -0400

People often remember tensions between African-Americans, white police officers and Korean business owners. That story gets more complicated when you step into a predominantly Latino neighborhood.

'Dear White People' Creator Calls The Netflix Series 'A Conversation Starter'

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 16:20:00 -0400

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Justin Simien, the creator and writer of Dear White People, a film-turned-Netflix series about being black at a mostly white elite college.

This Time, 'Dear White People' Is Not So Much About Them

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 16:20:00 -0400

Netflix's hit show, with its incessant and incisive look at race at a fictional Ivy League college, doesn't really focus much on white people at all.

Because I Was Harmed

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 16:06:00 -0400

An advocate against female genital mutilation/cutting explains: "I wanted to break the sense of powerlessness that persists generation after generation."

'It's Not Your Grandfather's LAPD' — And That's A Good Thing

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:45:00 -0400

In the past five years, the issue of policing — how it's done, whether it's equitable, what happens when deadly confrontations occur — has become more urgent than ever.

When LA Erupted In Anger: A Look Back At The Rodney King Riots

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 13:21:00 -0400

This week 25 years ago, policemen were acquitted in the savage beating of African-American Rodney King. Five days of riots, arson and looting ensued, fueled by deep-rooted tensions that persist today.

Cherokee Nation Sues Wal-Mart, CVS, Walgreens Over Tribal Opioid Crisis

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:58:00 -0400

The tribe says these companies regularly filled large, suspicious prescriptions within the Nation's 14 counties in northeastern Oklahoma, leading to hundreds of tribal members' deaths.

5 Films Look At The Los Angeles Riots From (Almost) Every Angle

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:08:00 -0400

The documentaries attempt to complete the picture of what transpired in LA in 1992 after Rodney King was beaten by police, showing how the riots affected a wide swath of Angelenos.