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'Strong' Black Woman? 'Smart' Asian Man? The Downside To Positive Stereotypes

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 06:07:20 -0500

It's not hard to spin a positive stereotype as a compliment. But making any generalization about a group is a slippery slope.

An American Marriage: Redefining The American Love Story

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 10:00:00 -0500

Tayari Jones' new novel tells a story of love, race, justice and what happens when "normal" people come face-to-face with the unthinkable.

In One Of Chinatown's Oldest Landmarks, A New Generation Readies For Lunar New Year

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 10:52:00 -0500

Mei Lum put off grad school to take over a porcelain shop in New York City that's been in her family for five generations. But Lum wonders, how can she lay new roots without eroding what's there?

'You've Hijacked My Heart': Valentines That Fight Islamophobia With Humor

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 13:27:00 -0500

Activist-artist Tanzila Ahmed's snarky cards challenge stereotypes about Muslim-Americans. "With humor, you're able to sneak into people's consciousness and get them to think differently," she says.

Black Restaurant Week: Across U.S., Events Remind Diners, 'We're Here. Support Us'

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 11:34:00 -0500

Blacks often struggle to raise capital to open and run restaurants, a legacy of discrimination. Over the past few years, promotions to help diners know which restaurants are black-owned have spread.

Professor Cancels Course On Hate Speech Amid Contention Over His Use Of Slur

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 17:20:39 -0500

After some students walked out of Lawrence Rosen's class at Princeton last week, debate has raged over the appropriate way to handle hate speech in the classroom.

How Ranchera Music Helped 1 Woman Fall In Love With Her Mexican Culture

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 16:24:00 -0500

Before Valentine's Day, love is in the air. But sometimes, love hurts. It's a harsh reality that many Mexicans deal with by listening to rancheras, traditional songs from Mexico's countryside that you can put on when you just need a good cry. One young woman found a connection to her ancestors through the sounds of guitars and tears.

Excitement Builds Ahead Of 'Black Panther' Opening

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 05:02:00 -0500

The movie has a black superhero, a mostly black cast and is set in a futuristic society in Africa. David Green talks to journalist Tre Johnson about why it has such meaning for many people of color.

Albuquerque Newspaper Apologizes For Racist Cartoon About DREAMers

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 20:18:51 -0500

The editor of paper said she assumed the drawing would spark debate. Instead, the depiction of young immigrants as thugs, terrorists and gang members drew protests.

So What Exactly Is 'Blood Quantum'?

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 06:00:24 -0500

If you're Native American, this controversial term about your blood can affect your identity, your relationships and whether or not you can become a citizen of your tribe.

How The Eagles Sneaked A Little Protest Into The Super Bowl

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 06:00:00 -0500

The incarcerated Philly rapper Meek Mill wrote the Eagles rallying song and has become a poster child for what many see as a draconian probation system.

The Difficult Math Of Being Native American

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 06:18:00 -0500

It's a directive many Native Americans hear: Find yourself someone Native, it's about survival.

No Middle Eastern Or North African Box On 2020 Census, Bureau Says

Sun, 04 Feb 2018 08:09:00 -0500

Advocates from Middle Eastern and North African communities in the U.S. have pushed for decades to get their own check box on census forms. But the Census Bureau says the 2020 census won't include it.

Even When Black Unemployment Is At Record Lows, It's Dangerously High

Sat, 03 Feb 2018 08:21:16 -0500

Even in the best economic times, black unemployment is nearly twice that of whites, and those racial disparities have calcified into a permanent, structural feature of the American economy.

3 Harlem Renaissance Novels Deliver An Ingenious Take On Race

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 14:03:52 -0500

Novelists Nella Larsen, Wallace Thurman and George S. Schuyler forged their art in what W.E.B. Du Bois famously called the "double-consciousness" of African-Americans.