Last Build Date: Fri, 09 Dec 2016 18:52:00 -0500Copyright: Copyright 2016 NPR - For Personal Use Only
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 18:52:00 -0500Everywhere we looked in the news this week — in prisons, politics, online — we found strains of racism. It even shows up from beyond the grave.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 17:34:00 -0500The 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.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 05:35:00 -0500Larry 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.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 19:31:00 -0500Bibles 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.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 13:00:00 -0500No 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.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 10:23:00 -0500Ilhan 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.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 18:42:00 -0500Years 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.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 06:00:00 -0500NPR's Asma Khalid reflects on a year covering politics at a moment when being Muslim was seen as a political problem for some.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 11:25:00 -0500Press 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.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 05:18:00 -0500The 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.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 19:38:00 -0500Sammy 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.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 16:37:00 -0500The high court heard arguments Monday in cases testing whether lawmakers in Virginia and North Carolina weighed race too heavily when redrawing state legislative districts.
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 17:15:00 -0500Green 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."
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 16:45:00 -0500The 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.
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 17:05:41 -0500Late 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.