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Last Build Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2018 17:51:00 -0400

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Forget Wealth And Neighborhood. The Racial Income Gap Persists

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 17:51:00 -0400

A new study finds that the gap is actually largest in America's wealthiest neighborhoods, challenging widely-held beliefs about the relative impacts of class and race on life outcomes.

Research Shows Black Boys Are Most Likely To Be Stuck In Cycle Of Poverty

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 16:40:00 -0400

Black boys raised in America, even in the wealthiest families, still earn less as adults than white boys with similar backgrounds. That's according to a new study from the Equality of Opportunity Project, which looked at U.S. Census data to study the lives of 20 million children.

Childhood Playmates Reconnect, Rekindle Friendship That Transcends Race And Distance

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 08:03:00 -0400

As part of our Missed Connections series, NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro reunites Sharony Green and Beth Hegab, former childhood friends who drifted apart, according to Green, in part because of race.

Imagining — Yet Again — A New Disney Heroine

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 06:00:11 -0400

For decades, Disney has been criticized for its passive, love-struck heroines. Do the women in Black Panther and A Wrinkle In Time finally signal real change?

Adam Foss: Can Prosecutors Stem The Tide Of Mass Incarceration?

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 09:23:39 -0400

Former prosecutor Adam Foss lays out the damaging effects an arrest, a criminal record, and a prison sentence can have on marginalized individuals. He argues prosecutors can be at the helm of reform.

Dena Simmons: How Does Imposter Syndrome Affect Students Of Color?

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 09:23:39 -0400

When Bronx-native Dena Simmons received a scholarship to attend a majority white boarding school, she felt like an imposter. Simmons suggests ways students of color can be made to feel more accepted.

Miriam Zoila Pérez: How Does Racism Affect Pregnant Women And Babies?

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 09:23:39 -0400

Why do pregnant women of color have different health outcomes from their white counterparts? Writer and activist Miriam Zoila Pérez explains the ways racism manifests for these women and their babies.

Clint Smith: How Should You Raise A Black Son In America?

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 09:23:39 -0400

How do you raise a child in a world taught to fear the color of their skin? Poet and writer Clint Smith explains the difficulty of black parenting, and the implications of being black in America.

When Other Cultures' Holidays Become An Excuse To Party

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 08:00:10 -0400

From St. Patrick's Day to Cinco de Mayo, holidays from specific cultures and religions have been embraced by people looking for a reason to celebrate. What's gained and what's lost?

Staging Muslims: Identity Angst In American Theater

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 06:00:12 -0400

Hammaad Chaudry's new play An Ordinary Muslim pushes against limited perceptions of Muslim-Americans, but it may be pushing against too much all at once.

Michele Norris On The Anxiety Of White America And Her Optimism For The Future

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 23:22:00 -0400

Former NPR host Michele Norris talks about her story for National Geographic magazine's issue on race. In it, Norris explores the unease of some residents of a rapidly changing Pennsylvania town.

'National Geographic' Looks At Its Archives To Reflect On Coverage Of Race

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 18:19:00 -0400

National Geographic has released an issue on race. Which, considering the magazine's history on race, is either intriguing or ironic. Maybe both.

2020 Census Will Ask Black People About Their Exact Origins

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 16:25:00 -0400

People who mark "Black" for their race on the 2020 census will be asked about their origins. Many black immigrants can cite ties to a specific country, but some U.S.-born African-Americans cannot.

ICE Spokesman Quits Over Leaders' Use Of 'Misleading Facts' To Discuss Calif. Arrests

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 09:45:00 -0400

"I told them that the information was wrong, they asked me to deflect, and I didn't agree with that," said James Schwab, who resigned from his job at the Department of Homeland Security.

'National Geographic' Reckons With Its Past: 'For Decades, Our Coverage Was Racist'

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 19:40:00 -0400

Before it could publish an issue on race, the magazine first had to look at its own history. "Some of what you find in our archives leaves you speechless," writes editor Susan Goldberg.