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This Week In Race: Racism, Racism And, To Salve Your Soul, John Legend

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 18:52:00 -0500

Everywhere we looked in the news this week — in prisons, politics, online — we found strains of racism. It even shows up from beyond the grave.



In Taped Confession, Charleston Church Shooter Says 'We All Know I Am Guilty'

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 17:34:00 -0500

The man accused of murdering nine people in the basement of a historically black church in Charleston, S.C., told FBI investigators he was motivated by racial hatred.



Black Santa Claus Is A Hit At Mall Of America, But Faces An Online Backlash

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 05:35:00 -0500

Larry Jefferson was the first black Santa Claus at the Mall of America in Minnesota. He was popular with the kids, but he sparked on online backlash from people who felt Santa can only be white.



Dylann Roof Jury Sees Images Of Church Mass Shooting Aftermath

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 19:31:00 -0500

Bibles and white tablecloths, as well as the bodies of victims and pools of blood, appear in photos of the Emanuel AME Church basement presented by prosecutors Thursday in Charleston, S.C.



Commentator: Don't Stop Arguing, Complaining And Fighting For 'Identity Politics'

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 13:00:00 -0500

No one seems to have a satisfying definition of "identity politics," but clearly we've been paying too much attention to race, gender and sexual orientation, right? Not so fast.



History-Making Somali-American Legislator Reports 'Hateful' Taunts In D.C.

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 10:23:00 -0500

Ilhan Omar says she was "subjected to the most hateful, derogatory, Islamophobic, sexist taunts and threats I have ever experienced" in a cab during her visit to the nation's capital.



Diver's Ambassador Life Showed Bigotry Is Never Far From The Surface

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 18:42:00 -0500

Years after Pearl Harbor and decades before a proposed "Muslim registry," Sammy Lee tried to "prove that in America, I could do anything." America hasn't always been convinced.



Reporter's Notebook: What It Was Like As A Muslim To Cover The Election

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 06:00:00 -0500

NPR's Asma Khalid reflects on a year covering politics at a moment when being Muslim was seen as a political problem for some.



A Case For Why TV Execs Should Face Critics

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 11:25:00 -0500

Press tours with networks and cable companies give TV critics an opportunity to have Q&A sessions with top executives. In January, many executives will skip a big one in LA, and that concerns critics.



'It's (Sexy) Asian Men!' Hallelujah!

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 05:18:00 -0500

The new short web film "It's Asian Men!" aims to tackle a big issue: Why Asian-American men are rarely cast on TV or in movies as the romantic or sexy lead. No Long Duk Dong here.



Sammy Lee Climbed Above Racism, Dove Into Olympic History

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 19:38:00 -0500

Sammy Lee, a Korean War veteran and the first American platform diver to win gold in consecutive Olympics, dies of pneumonia at the age of 96.



Supreme Court Considers Race, Politics And Redistricting In 2 Cases

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 16:37:00 -0500

The high court heard arguments Monday in cases testing whether lawmakers in Virginia and North Carolina weighed race too heavily when redrawing state legislative districts.



What Election Recounts Mean For Black Voters

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 17:15:00 -0500

Green Party candidate Jill Stein has spurred election recounts in multiple states. Charles Ellison of The Root discusses his post titled "4 Ways the Jill Stein Recount Screws Black Voters."



In Victory For Protesters, Army Halts Construction On Dakota Pipeline

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 16:45:00 -0500

The Army Corps of Engineers says it's denying a permit for building the oil pipeline right above the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. The move comes after months of protests.



Fidel Castro's Legacy On Race Relations In Cuba And Abroad

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 17:05:41 -0500

Late Cuban leader Fidel Castro leaves behind a complicated legacy both in his home country and abroad. Professor Mark Sawyer of UCLA looks at how his views on race affected generations of Afro-Cubans.