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Last Build Date: Thu, 23 Nov 2017 06:44:59 -0500

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How The U.S. Defines Race And Ethnicity May Change Under Trump

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 06:44:59 -0500

The Trump administration is considering asking about race and ethnicity in a radical new way on the 2020 Census. It could have far-reaching implications for redistricting and anti-discrimination laws.

For Many Native Americans, Fall Is The Least Wonderful Time Of The Year

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 06:23:00 -0500

"Fall is the annual middle finger this country gives Native Americans," says one member of the Oglala Lakota nation.

How To Enjoy Thanksgiving Without Swallowing The Stereotypes

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 06:18:15 -0500

In this special holiday edition of Ask Code Switch, we explore ways of moving beyond the simple schoolbook story to celebrate with friends and family.

Opposition To Refugee Arrivals Keeps Getting Louder

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 05:01:15 -0500

Critics of the U.S. refugee program say they want more control over who's coming to live in their towns. In Poughkeepsie, N.Y., the debate got ugly.

On The Hunt For 'Authentic Ethnic Food'? Be Careful Who You Ask

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 06:18:04 -0500

So, you're in the mood for some good Indian food. Should you just text the first South Asian person on your contact list?

D.C.'s School For Young Boys Of Color Tackles Mistrust Between Students And Police

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 17:24:20 -0500

Washington, D.C., has created a new, all-boys public school designed specifically for the district's young men of color: Ron Brown College Preparatory High School. For one year, reporters from NPR and Education Week partnered to document the birth of this new school.

A New Documentary Calls Into Question The Simpson's 'Apu'

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 06:00:03 -0500

Comedian Hari Kondabolu's new documentary, The Problem with Apu, unearths an essential truth about Hollywood: "Success justifies everything." Even racism.

In 'The Problem With Apu,' Hari Kondabolu Discusses South Asian Representation

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:02:00 -0500

Hari Kondabolu is a Brooklyn-based stand-up comedian, the child of Indian immigrants, and a big fan of The Simpsons. NPR's Elise Hu talks Kondabolu, whose new film The Problem With Apu delves into issues of South Asian representation.

Jesse Jackson Says He Has Parkinson's Disease

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:48:00 -0500

Jackson, 76, was diagnosed with the motor system disorder in 2015, according to the facility where he is undergoing treatment. "For me, a Parkinson's diagnosis is not a stop sign," he says.

Protester Takes Police Officer's Suggestion, Runs For Council And Wins

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 05:00:00 -0500

Last September, Braxton Winston was protesting the death of Keith Lamont Scott on the streets of Charlotte, N.C. He's turned that protest into politics — as one of the city's new council members.

Native American Students Fight Discrimination By Celebrating Their Heritage

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 10:14:00 -0500

A new survey found that nationwide, three-quarters of Native Americans believe there is discrimination against their group today.

Can East Asians Call Themselves 'Brown'?

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 06:18:00 -0500

To many, being "brown" is about a set of shared experiences that include things like being subjected to discrimination and stereotyping. But there's some history here.

For Some Native Americans, Uranium Contamination Feels Like Discrimination

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 16:04:00 -0500

In the Navajo Nation, waste from old uranium mines has proved to be an insidious health hazard. Even spring water has become radioactive.

'The Atlantic': The Making Of An American Nazi

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 05:00:00 -0500

As the founder of the neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer, Andrew Anglin has been described as the alt-right's most effective propagandist. Steve Inskeep talks to Luke O'Brien who wrote about Anglin.

For Native Americans Facing Sexual Assault, Justice Feels Out Of Reach

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 05:00:00 -0500

Half of American Indians living in majority-Native areas say they or a family member feels he or she has been treated unfairly by the courts, according to an NPR poll.