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Police Evict Dakota Pipeline Protesters

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 17:10:00 -0400

Police officers, some of them in riot gear, removed protesters who refused to leave private land in North Dakota where a pipeline is supposed to be built.

Muslim 'Twoness': Fearful Of Some, Feared By Others

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 09:20:00 -0400

A subway ride hammers home the reality that many Muslims face: While they fear being hurt by terrorists and vigilantes, others see them as a threat.

In Fight Over N.D. Pipeline, Tribe Leader Calls For Peace And Prayers

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 04:44:00 -0400

Protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline have been raging. Tribe leader Dave Archambault II says he's telling supporters "not to react to any form of aggression that law enforcement brings."

New U.S. Census Category Proposed For People Of Middle Eastern, North African Descent

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:23:00 -0400

The U.S. Census Bureau may add a new category to its 2020 form for people of Middle Eastern or North African descent. The category — called "MENA" for short — encompasses a broad range of identities.

Finding A Way Home Through 'The Door Of No Return'

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 12:32:00 -0400

Gene Demby thought a visit to Ghana for a wedding would be fun and uncomplicated, but it sent him down a road of introspection about black fatherhood and its connection to America's original sin.

Reflections On The Black Panther Party 50 Years Later

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 08:24:00 -0400

The Black Panther Party of Self-Defense's reputation has been mostly misunderstood. Rachel Martin speaks with co-founder Bobby Seale and Stephen Shames, who photographed the group from 1967 to 1973.

Dreadlocks Decision Raises Another Question: What Is Race?

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 07:07:00 -0400

Many experts agree with an appeals court's decision last month that dreadlocks aren't a common racial characteristic. But left undecided: What's a common racial characteristic?

Getting Real About Race: A Discussion In Cleveland

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 17:11:00 -0400

Julia Shearson of CAIR, former Ohio state senator Nina Turner, Akron Honey Company CEO Wesley Bright, and Brad Whitehead of the Fund for Our Economic Future discuss race relations in Cleveland, Ohio.

When These Latinos Tell Immigration Stories, They Push Beyond Fairy Tales

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 18:53:00 -0400

Latino colleagues from across NPR shared their family stories for Hispanic Heritage Month, exposing a rich array of experiences: loss, longing, contradiction and triumph.

Reports Of Prison Guard Brutality In New York Draw A Harsh Spotlight

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:49:00 -0400

A rash of incidents involving guards' use of violence against prisoners, sometimes caught on video, is fueling calls for accountability. Others say the focus should be on increasingly violent inmates.

Kidnapped, Then Forced Into The Sideshow: The True Story Of The Muse Brothers

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 13:23:00 -0400

Journalist Beth Macy talks about George and Willie Muse, black albino brothers who were born in the Jim Crow South and were forced to become circus freaks. Her new book, Truevine, retells their story.

Going There: Getting Real About Race

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 08:32:00 -0400

The past few years have seen a rise in racial tensions across the country. What can be done to heal racial divides?

How The Concept Of Implicit Bias Came Into Being

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 05:03:00 -0400

Implicit bias has become a key part of the national dialogue on race in America. To learn more about the history of the term, we turn to Mahzarin Banaji, one of the researchers who founded the theory.

Author Jeff Chang Says People 'Really Want To Have' Conversations On Race

Sun, 16 Oct 2016 17:15:00 -0400

Journalist and author Jeff Chang has been writing about race for years. His new book We Gon' Be Alright: Notes on Race and Resegregation looks at recent tragedies and protests.

Resting Place Of Prominent African-Americans Faces Neglect

Sun, 16 Oct 2016 17:15:00 -0400

The Lincoln Cemetery in Gulfport, Fla., is the final resting place of many locally prominent African-Americans. It has also been neglected throughout much of its history.