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Race And Feminism: Women's March Recalls The Touchy History

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 21:22:00 -0500

Even 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.

Intersectional Feminism: Representation In Saturday's Women's Marches

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 18:31:09 -0500

The 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.

There Were Hopes And Dreams Aplenty At Trump's Inauguaration, But Whose?

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 16:17:00 -0500

I 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.

As Trump Is Sworn In, Supporters Debate His Role In Healing Racial Wounds

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 20:26:00 -0500

Fans 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.

Novelist Still Sees The Election Through The Lens Of Race

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 05:13:00 -0500

The 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?

Obama's Racial Legacy: Some Last Words On The First Black President

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 03:52:00 -0500

For 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.

The Slants: Fighting For The Right To Rock A Racial Slur

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 22:46:00 -0500

The 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?

Asian Americans Divided Over Band's Trademark Battle

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 18:33:00 -0500

The 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.

Looking Back With Gratitude On Obama, And His Optimistic Vision Of America

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 13:14:00 -0500

Writer 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."

Thousands Celebrate MLK Day At MLK's Home Church

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 17:16:00 -0500

The 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.

The Role Race Played In The Obama Presidency

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 17:16:00 -0500

President 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.

Some North Carolinians Expect A Struggle Under Trump Administration

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 17:16:00 -0500

To 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.

How The Systemic Segregation Of Schools Is Maintained By 'Individual Choices'

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 06:00:00 -0500

Journalist 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."

'Peace Ball' Takes Different Approach To Inauguration Festivities

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 08:02:24 -0500

Washington, D.C. community activist and restaurateur Andy Shallal talks about organizing the alternative inaugural ball, to be held at the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

End Of 'Wet Foot, Dry Foot' Means Cubans Can Join Ranks Of 'Undocumented'

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 07:07:00 -0500

Unlike other migrants who arrive on American soil without visas, Cubans once had a unique place in U.S. immigration policy. Not anymore.