Last Build Date: Tue, 24 Jan 2017 00:00:26 -0500Copyright: Copyright 2017 NPR - For Personal Use Only
Tue, 24 Jan 2017 00:00:26 -0500Millions of Americans seem to ignore their own interests when it comes to how they vote. Sociologist Arlie Hochschild thinks we might be turning to politics to meet emotional needs, not economic ones.
Sun, 22 Jan 2017 08:05:39 -0500Journalist Debra Dickerson, GQ columnist Damon Young and Wall Street Journal columnist Jason Riley address questions of race after President Obama and looking forward to President Trump.
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 21:22:00 -0500Even as the march's diversity was being celebrated, it was also causing tension. "Historically, the term 'woman' has implicitly meant white women," says a gender and Asian-American studies professor.
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 18:31:09 -0500The Women's March on Washington is seen as a march for women's unity. But the often-fractious relationship between white feminists and women of color is giving rise to tensions.
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 16:17:00 -0500I went to Donald Trump's inauguration to see if people there felt the same pride and promise that I did four years earlier. We met at a common intersection, then went very separate ways.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 20:26:00 -0500Fans of the new president say he could do some good in improving race relations in America. But they say the solution can't be left to him alone.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 05:13:00 -0500The morning after the presidential election, African-American novelist Attica Locke said she was "awake to what my country is telling me." How is she preparing for four years of Trump's presidency?
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 03:52:00 -0500For Obama, race shaped both support and dissent, exposed the constraints of his office, and made the whiteness at the center of American politics permanently visible.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 22:46:00 -0500The Asian-American band's case, inextricably linked to the battle over a certain NFL team, leaves some activists torn. While inclined to stand with a fellow advocate, they wonder: At what cost?
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 18:33:00 -0500The Slants want to register its name, arguing they are reappropriating a slur against Asians. But some Asian Americans are conflicted about whether it is worth opening trademark law to disparagement.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 13:14:00 -0500Writer Mat Johnson reflects on what the Obama presidency meant to his biracial family. "I didn't always agree with Obama," he says. "But I always respected — and will always respect — that man."
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 17:16:00 -0500The church Martin Luther King Junior was baptized in as a child and where he served as minister holds a special significance — especially on MLK Day.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 17:16:00 -0500President Obama leaves office with successes in healing America's racial divide as well as work left undone. NPR's Shereen Marisol Meraji explains the complicated landscape he had to navigate.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 17:16:00 -0500To start our road trip to Donald Trump's inauguration, NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to black clergy and educators in Winston-Salem, N.C., about their hopes and fears for what the next four years may hold.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 06:00:00 -0500Journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones says school segregation will continue to exist in America "as long as individual parents continue to make choices that only benefit their own children."