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Fidel Castro's Legacy On Race Relations In Cuba And Abroad

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 17:05:41 -0500

Late 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.

This Week In Race: Dog Whistles, Dreamers And Dead Dictators

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 18:07:00 -0500

Pipeline and prisons and tantrums at Starbucks: these are a few of our favorite stories this week.

Aversion To Fidel Castro Spans Generations Of Cuban-American Families

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 16:14:00 -0500

In many Cuban-American families, the aversion to Fidel Castro spanned generations. This is true even as children and grandchildren of the original exiles grew more liberal in their political beliefs. It's true in the Ramos family of Miami.

Barrow, Alaska, Changes Its Name Back To Its Original 'Utqiagvik'

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 13:17:00 -0500

The northernmost community in the U.S. has voted to officially restore its traditional Inupiaq name.

For Tattoo Artists, Race Is In The Mix When Ink Meets Skin

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 12:40:00 -0500

Skin tone is only part of the challenge for an oft-tattooed customer who wants to see herself reflected in the "human canvases" of tattoo artists.

'A Poem For Peter' Recalls One Unforgettable 'Snowy Day'

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 05:03:00 -0500

In 1962, Peter — an African-American boy exploring his neighborhood after a snowstorm — broke the color barrier in mainstream children's publishing. A new book pays tribute to author Ezra Jack Keats.

After Election, Diversity Trainers Face A New Version Of 'Us Versus Them'

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 10:46:00 -0500

Through the eyes of those who work to make companies "inclusive," the 2016 election suggests two things: Business will pick up, but it won't be business as usual.

Charleston Church Shooting Suspect Will Represent Himself In Death Penalty Trial

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 10:29:00 -0500

The judge in the federal trial of Dylann Roof, who is accused of murdering nine people in the basement of a historically black church, has ruled that the defendant may represent himself in court.

The White Nationalist Origins Of The Term 'Alt-Right' — And The Debate Around It

Sun, 27 Nov 2016 17:19:00 -0500

The alt-right movement, which has been associated with white nationalism, is receiving new attention. The debate about the movement is also focusing on what is the best term to describe it.

Daniel Foose Returns From Family's Former Slave Plantation With New Album Material

Sat, 26 Nov 2016 09:06:00 -0500

Foose is a jazz bass player and composer living in New York. His great-great-great grandfather was a slave owner, and Foose went back to the old plantation to exorcise some ghosts.

Dylann Roof Declared Competent To Stand Trial In S.C. Church Killings

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 10:50:00 -0500

U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel announced his ruling after a two-day competency hearing that was closed to the public. The 22-year-old Roof is facing 33 federal hate crime charges.

This Thanksgiving, Looking Forward To A Respite From The Hydrant Of Terribleness

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 07:14:00 -0500

Here's hoping that the holiday provides the rare oasis from a year full of rancor and racial strife in our politics.

Support Pours In For N.Y. Immigrant After Post-Election Harassment

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 04:46:00 -0500

Bhutan-born Tenzin Dorjee has experienced an uptick in racial slurs recently in the rural, upstate town he has lived in for years. Now, his community is rallying behind him, publicly and powerfully.

Is It Racist To Call Someone 'Racist'?

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 18:47:00 -0500

Casting racism as a moral failure has had the bizarre consequence of confounding the issue for many Americans. Can anything be called racist without controversy?

The Standing Rock Resistance Is Unprecedented (It's Also Centuries Old)

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 11:18:00 -0500

Many say the Dakota Access Pipeline resistance is beyond anything they've experienced before. But there are preludes in Native American history, and you don't have to look too far back to find them.