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For Affirmative Action, Brazil Sets Up Controversial Boards To Determine Race

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 04:34:00 -0400

A quota system for public universities and government jobs was meant to increase the number of Afro-Brazilians. But it has been abused and now a committee will decide an applicant's race.

Hear Something, Say Something: Navigating The World Of Racial Awkwardness

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 07:07:00 -0400

What do you do when a friend or loved one talks about race in a way that makes you cringe? Karen Good Marable, Aaron Sanchez, Robyn Henderson-Espinoza and Channing Kennedy tell us how they reacted.

Bias Isn't Just A Police Problem, It's A Preschool Problem

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 05:00:00 -0400

A new study by researchers at Yale found that pre-K teachers, white and black alike, spend more time watching black boys, expecting trouble.

On Race And The Police: A Few Bad Apples Or Systemic Failure?

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 16:50:25 -0400

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Clemson University professor Chenjerai Kumanyika about how he's discussing race and the criminal justice system with students in light of recent police-involved shootings.

Federal 'Peacemakers' Program Aids Communities Affected By Violent Protest

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 16:38:00 -0400

The Justice Department's Community Relations Service has sent mediators to communities such as Ferguson, Mo., and Baltimore. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Grande Lum, the program's former director.

President Obama: African-American History Museum Is 'Central To The American Story'

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 08:35:26 -0400

The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture is open to the public after a dedication ceremony on Saturday. President Obama cut the ribbon on the brand new museum.

NAACP Chapter Responds To Charlotte Shooting Police Footage

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 08:35:00 -0400

Corine Mack is president of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg chapter of the NAACP. She tells NPR's Rachel Martin how her community is responding in the wake of the shooting of Keith Lamont Scott.

Barbershop: Police Shootings And Race Relations

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 17:42:00 -0400

In the barbershop, contributors comment on the news making the rounds this week: Ron Christie, Arun Venugopal and Jolene Ivey, former representative of the Maryland House of Delegates, join the panel.

A Glimpse Of History, As Museum Of African American History Opens

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 17:40:00 -0400

The National Museum of African American History and Culture opens on the National Mall on Saturday. NPR's Sam Sanders talks to visitors and tells us what it was like on the first day.

For Students In Tulsa, Pain Frames Conversation About Crutcher

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 08:47:10 -0400

Rebecca Lee teaches in Tulsa. Lee has been talking with students about their feelings after Terence Crutcher, whose daughter attends her school, was shot to death. She shared them publicly online.

Police Refuse To Release Video Of Charlotte, N.C., Shooting

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 08:47:00 -0400

Tuesday's police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott began a tumultuous week in Charlotte, including protests and violence. Scott's family released a video of the shooting, recorded by his wife on Friday.

Black Stuntmen: Behind The Scenes, But Not Invisible At New Smithsonian Museum

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 08:03:00 -0400

Willie Harris had to train himself in a Los Angeles park to become one of the nation's first black stunt doubles. Now he'll be celebrated as an icon of black history.

Racial Disparities In Wages Boil Down To Discrimination

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 17:26:00 -0400

A new study found that a major reason for the gap in wages between black and white workers is what's left over after controlling for variables like education and experience.

Video Emerges From Scene Of Charlotte Police Shooting Of Keith Scott

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 13:38:00 -0400

The scene plays out under bright sunlight, from a vantage point that's a short distance away from the confrontation between Keith Lamont Scott and Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officers.

3rd Night Of Charlotte Protests Is Peaceful; Protester Shot Wednesday Dies

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 22:11:00 -0400

Hundreds marched to protest the death of Keith Lamont Scott. National Guard troops joined police and protesters on the streets, and the city established — but did not enforce — a midnight curfew.