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In Michigan, Museum Food Tours Offer Tastes Of Arab Culture

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 08:00:16 -0400

Yalla! Eat walking tours take people into the Arab-American community, where they can talk with business owners about their personal stories and the products they sell.

Civil Rights Activist Argues To Keep Confederate Monuments

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 05:00:00 -0400

Ailsa Chang talks with Andrew Young, former mayor of Atlanta and lifelong African-American civil rights activist, who says he does not support the calls to remove Confederate monuments.

'What Carter Lost' Tells The True Story Of 'Friday Night Lights' Football Rivals

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 05:00:00 -0400

Carter High School is really an afterthought in Friday Night Lights — the thug-like football team that stole the state title. A new film follows Carter's rise to the top, and its fall from grace.

Confederate Statues Come Down At The University Of Texas

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 03:22:00 -0400

President Greg Fenves ordered the immediate removal of statues of Robert E. Lee and three other figures from a main area of campus. The removals should be complete by mid-morning Monday.

Like The Flag, Confederate Monuments Have Been 'Severely Tainted'

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 17:59:00 -0400

What most don't know is the reason why some of these monuments were erected in the first place: as a scare tactic. NPR's Dwane Brown speaks with University of Georgia history professor James Cobb.

Social Satirist Dick Gregory Was The 'First To Have A Crossover Market'

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 17:59:00 -0400

Funny man George Wallace remembers how comedian and activist Dick Gregory opened the door for black comics to enter the mainstream. Gregory died Saturday at age 84.

How One Man Convinced 200 Ku Klux Klan Members To Give Up Their Robes

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 17:59:00 -0400

One by one, Daryl Davis has befriended KKK members over the past 30 years. The more they got to know the African-American musician, the more they realized the Klan was not for them.

Robert E. Lee's Descendant On Confederate Statues

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 07:59:08 -0400

The Rev. Robert Wright Lee, a nephew many generations removed of Robert E. Lee, tells NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro why the statue of the Confederate general in Charlottesville must come down.

The Women Behind The 'Alt-Right'

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 06:51:00 -0400

Women in the movement have built Internet presences around boosting white nationalist ideologies. But journalist Seyward Darby says that outspokenness is at odds with male white nationalists' ideas.

How To Talk Race With Your Family: Ask Code Switch

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 05:57:20 -0400

We asked you to send us your racial conundrums. And in the first 'Ask Code Switch,' we take on a big one: How do you talk to family members whose racial views seem stuck in the Stone Age?

Tracing The Dark Origins Of Charlottesville's KKK

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 06:00:00 -0400

In the comments of residents processing what happened in Charlottesville, a common refrain emerged: "This is not us." But the city's history tells a different story.

Maryland State House Removes Statue Of Judge Who Wrote Dred Scott Decision

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 11:21:00 -0400

The infamous 1857 decision upheld slavery and declared that blacks were not citizens. Maryland's State House Trust voted Wednesday to remove the statue from its grounds, where it stood for 145 years.

After 60 Years, Girl's Experience At Whites-Only Gas Station Still Hurts

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 04:29:00 -0400

An African-American woman remembers growing up in segregated Virginia in the 1950s, and being in the car when her father tried to get gas from a whites-only truck stop.

'We're Not Them' — Condemning Charlottesville And Condoning White Resentment

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 16:58:00 -0400

A scholar and a journalist offer context and analysis on the events in Charlottesville and the politics of white anger.

Trump Defends 'Beauty' Of Confederate Memorials

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 10:43:00 -0400

The tweets come after days of the president whipsawing back and forth on his response to the violence in Charlottesville, Va., that led to the death of 32-year-old Heather Heyer.