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Member Of Congressional Black Caucus: Trump Has Brought Normalized Racism To White House

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 18:17:00 -0500

Democratic Rep. Karen Bass is a member of the Congressional Black Caucus. NPR's Michel Martin talks to her about President Trump's relationship with the group of lawmakers, and his presidency so far.

Trump Appointee Resigns After Bigoted Comments Surface

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 11:51:00 -0500

Carl Higbie, appointed by President Trump to serve in the agency that runs AmeriCorps, has apologized for remarks that derided black people, Muslims and other groups.

A Former Neo-Nazi Explains Why Hate Drew Him In — And How He Got Out

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 13:34:00 -0500

Christian Picciolini spent eight years as a member of a violent, white power skinhead group. He eventually withdrew and co-founded a nonprofit to help extremists disengage.

Wes Studi On His Cherokee Nation Childhood And How He Discovered Acting

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 05:07:00 -0500

Studi says he was a Vietnam veteran looking for a rush when he got into community theater and "rediscovered that huge wall of fear." He plays a Cheyenne chief in the new film Hostiles.

'Racial Impostor Syndrome': Here Are Your Stories

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 06:18:22 -0500

We got more than 100 letters from our listeners about how y'all feel like fakes. Here are some of our favorites.

Protesting Is Uncomfortable. Should It Be Easier?

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 06:00:00 -0500

This week on Ask Code Switch, a question from a Florida high school student who wants to know how to fight against injustice without antagonizing his teachers.

What Stories Do You Want From Code Switch In 2018?

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 00:18:21 -0500

New year, new stories. Let us know which topics, stories and notable people you want us to cover in the coming year.

The Huddled Masses And The Myth Of America

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 20:59:00 -0500

The United States has always thought of itself as a nation of immigrants. So why has immigration been such a controversial topic throughout our nation's history?

NAACP Honors Memphis Sanitation Workers Who Went On Strike In 1968

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 17:06:00 -0500

Some 1,300 black men from the Memphis Department of Public Works went on strike 50 years ago to protest poor working conditions. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke about them a day before his assassination.

'They Didn't Want Me There': Remembering The Terror Of School Integration

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 15:31:02 -0500

In 1957, three years after the Supreme Court declared segregated schools unconstitutional, Melba Pattillo Beals was one of nine black students who integrated Central High School in Little Rock, Ark.

Meet The Fearless Cook Who Secretly Fed — And Funded — The Civil Rights Movement

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 07:00:00 -0500

Georgia Gilmore organized black women to cook without raising the suspicions of their white employers, and poured the proceeds into an alternative transportation system for Montgomery bus boycotters.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Reflecting On The Legacy Of The Civil Rights Movement

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 17:41:19 -0500

On the eve of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, Rev. Jesse Jackson and former U.N. ambassador Andrew Young Jr. reflect on the legacy of the civil rights movement.

Making The Case That Discrimination Is Bad For Your Health

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 07:00:21 -0500

The researcher who coined the term "weathering" talks with Gene Demby about health, hard data, and why it took so long for people to come around to the idea that discrimination hurts bodies.

President Trump's Idea Of Good And Bad Immigrant Countries Has A Historical Precedent

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 11:58:58 -0500

In part, Trump's recent vulgar slur appeared to be favoring the revival of a discriminatory immigration policy abolished by the U.S. Congress more than 50 years ago.

'Rapists,' 'Huts': Trump's Racist Dog Whistles Aren't New

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 06:29:50 -0500

On Thursday, President Trump described Haiti and most of Africa with a vulgar term. Here's why that shouldn't surprise you.