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Jesse Jackson Says He Has Parkinson's Disease

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:48:00 -0500

Jackson, 76, was diagnosed with the motor system disorder in 2015, according to the facility where he is undergoing treatment. "For me, a Parkinson's diagnosis is not a stop sign," he says.

Protester Takes Police Officer's Suggestion, Runs For Council And Wins

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 05:00:00 -0500

Last September, Braxton Winston was protesting the death of Keith Lamont Scott on the streets of Charlotte, N.C. He's turned that protest into politics — as one of the city's new council members.

Native American Students Fight Discrimination By Celebrating Their Heritage

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 10:14:56 -0500

A new survey found that nationwide, three-quarters of Native Americans believe there is discrimination against their group today.

The Gray Area Between 'Yellow' And 'Brown' Skin

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 06:18:00 -0500

This week on "Ask Code Switch," we're looking at the nuances of who gets to call themselves "brown."

For Some Native Americans, Uranium Contamination Feels Like Discrimination

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 16:04:00 -0500

In the Navajo Nation, waste from old uranium mines has proved to be an insidious health hazard. Even spring water has become radioactive.

'The Atlantic': The Making Of An American Nazi

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 05:00:00 -0500

As the founder of the neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer, Andrew Anglin has been described as the alt-right's most effective propagandist. Steve Inskeep talks to Luke O'Brien who wrote about Anglin.

For Native Americans Facing Sexual Assault, Justice Feels Out Of Reach

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 05:00:00 -0500

Half of American Indians living in majority-Native areas say they or a family member feels he or she has been treated unfairly by the courts, according to an NPR poll.

Poll: Native Americans See Far More Discrimination In Areas Where They Are A Majority

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 00:01:00 -0500

Native Americans reported discrimination far more often in employment and in interactions with law enforcement if they lived on tribal lands or areas where the population is mostly Native American.

FBI Data Shows The Number Of Hate Crimes Are Rising

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 16:57:00 -0500

Data released by the FBI on hate crimes in the U.S. shows that 58 percent of the hate crime incidents last year were motivated by a victim's race. FBI data is based on voluntary reporting from more than 15,000 local law enforcement agencies, but civil rights groups argue the study is flawed because it undercounts the number of hate crimes.

How The Opioid Crisis Is Affecting Native Americans

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 17:42:42 -0500

Native American populations are also struggling with the opioid crisis. NPR's Michel Martin talks with Dr. Ron Shaw, president of the Association of American Indian Physicians.

Titus Kaphar: How Can We Address Centuries of Racism In Art?

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 09:19:39 -0500

Western art contains countless paintings and sculptures that reveal a painful history of racism. We can't erase that history, but artist Titus Kaphar has begun the long and hard work of amending it.

Joe Ide: Creating A Complicated Hero From the Hood

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 06:00:00 -0500

Joe Ide and his brothers hung out almost exclusively with the neighborhood kids in South Los Angeles. Years later, the city's old haunts and characters worked their way into his books.

Univision Names Ilia Calderon As Co-Anchor Of Its Flagship Evening News Program

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 16:49:00 -0500

Univision has named Ilia Calderon as co-anchor of Noticiero Univision — Spanish-language media's most important evening news show. Calderon is the first Afro-Latina to anchor a national news program

Air Force Academy Cadet Wrote Slur Outside His Own Door, School Says

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 09:31:00 -0500

The epithet was written on message boards outside the rooms of five black cadets at the U.S. Air Force Academy's preparatory school in September.

More Than Half Of Latinos Surveyed Say Applying To College Wasn't Discussed With Them

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 16:54:00 -0500

A poll asked: When you were growing up, were you encouraged to apply to college, discouraged from applying or was this never discussed?