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For Decades, HUD Actively Engaged In Discrimination, Author Says

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 17:10:37 -0400

Sheryll Cashin, author of the Place, Not Race: A New Vision for Opportunity in America, explains why equal access to housing is so essential for economic progress.



Fair Housing Act Never Fully Enforced, Walter Mondale Says

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 17:10:00 -0400

The Fair Housing Act of 1968 sought to end racial discrimination in housing, but American cities remain deeply segregated. NPR's Michel Martin looks back with former Vice President Walter Mondale, who co-wrote the bill.



Outrage Over Arrests At Philly Starbucks Fuels Twitter Conversations

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 07:42:41 -0400

The arrests of two black men at a Philadelphia Starbucks sparked Twitter users to share their stories of how African-Americans are treated in predominantly white spaces.



Latinos And Others Find Trump's Offensive Twitter Language Not Unusual

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 07:42:41 -0400

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to Pilar Marrero, a writer at the Spanish language daily La Opinion in Los Angeles, about President Trump's recent tweets attacking California's sanctuary laws.



An Anti-Immigration Speech Divided Britain 50 Years Ago. It Still Echoes Today

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 05:11:00 -0400

Half a century after Enoch Powell delivered the most incendiary political speech in Britain's recent history, his dire vision of race war hasn't come true. But it resonates in British politics today.



A Lesson In How To Overcome Implicit Bias

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 17:15:00 -0400

Starbucks plans to close 8,000 stores for an afternoon to give employees racial bias training. Will it work? You can retrain your brain to see people differently but not over a short period of time.



Men Arrested At Philadelphia Starbucks Speak Out; Police Commissioner Apologizes

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 17:01:01 -0400

Commissioner Richard Ross said he was taking responsibility for making the incident "worse," after initially saying officers did nothing wrong.



Alabama Executes Serial Bomber Walter Leroy Moody, 83

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 11:51:00 -0400

Moody killed a federal judge at his home in Alabama and a civil rights attorney at his office in Georgia. He is the oldest U.S. inmate executed since the death penalty was reinstated in 1976.



Wyatt Cenac Wants To Talk About Policing

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 07:00:53 -0400

Cenac's new HBO show, Wyatt Cenac's Problem Areas, is a 10-part comedy-documentary focused on American policing and its considerable challenges.



Senate Votes To Roll Back Rules Aimed At Fair Auto Lending For Minorities

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 17:11:16 -0400

The measure, which now heads to the House, would roll back federal policies aimed at protecting minority buyers from discriminatory loan terms. The vote could lead to the rollback of other rules.



'Scandal' Will Keep On Giving Long After Olivia Pope Handles Her Last Crisis

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 05:00:59 -0400

When the show premiered in 2012, it had been decades since network TV presented a drama starring a black woman. Scandal reshaped the landscape. Its final episode airs Thursday.



Starbucks Stores To Close For An Afternoon Of Racial-Bias Education

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 04:57:00 -0400

Noel King talks to Sherrilyn Ifill, president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, who is among the experts advising the company on the curriculum.



With Philadelphia Arrests, Starbucks Again Becomes Focus Of Cultural Debate

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 16:25:03 -0400

Starbucks faces protests after the arrests of two black men last week in one of its locations. From #BlackLivesMatter to refugee resettlement, the coffee chain is no stranger to social causes.



Starbucks Closing 8,000 Stores For An Afternoon, For Racial-Bias Education

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:55:00 -0400

Last week, two black men were arrested at a Starbucks in Philadelphia, where they were quietly waiting to meet someone. Starbucks has apologized and has now announced a training on May 29.



'Father Of Gynecology,' Who Experimented On Slaves, No Longer On Pedestal In NYC

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 13:39:00 -0400

J. Marion Sims perfected a new surgical procedure by repeatedly operating, without anesthesia, on enslaved women in the 1840s. New York City is moving his Central Park statue to a cemetery.