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Asian Last Names Lead To Fewer Job Interviews, Still

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:18:00 -0500

For many Asian-Americans, this kind of discrimination means that the pressure to change their names and shed the perpetual foreigner stereotype is strong.

American Muslims Respond To Islamophobia By Running For Office

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 04:35:00 -0500

The Southern Poverty Law Center says there has been a rise in hate groups, including groups using anti-Muslim rhetoric. Some American Muslims are pushing back by running for office.

Auto Workers' Union To Launch 'Buy American' Campaign

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 04:35:00 -0500

The leader of the United Auto Workers is encouraging people to buy cars built in the U.S. The slogan "Buy American" has a controversial history going back to the Great Depression.

Lawsuit Accuses Milwaukee Police Of Abusive Stop And Frisk Practices

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 22:46:00 -0500

The plaintiffs say random stops are up, and unfairly focus on blacks and Latinos. The police chief says his force doesn't have a practice of stop and frisk, and citizen complaints are down.

After Slavery, Searching For Loved Ones In Wanted Ads

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 18:37:00 -0500

In the Civil War's waning years, African-Americans trying to find lost loved ones used classified ads in newspapers. More than 900 of these notices are now accessible via an online database.

Citing 'Racial Stereotype,' Supreme Court Says Texas Inmate Can Appeal Death Sentence

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:44:00 -0500

Chief Justice John Roberts calls the case "a perfect storm" of circumstances that culminated in a lower court "making a decision on life or death on the basis of race."

Low-Income PoCs Still Don't Trust The Police, But Would Work With Them

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 13:34:00 -0500

While the majority of residents in high-crime, high-poverty areas have a negative view of the police, they're also willing to work with law enforcement to make communities safer.

Are Race-Based Advisory Groups Just Political Symbols?

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 12:00:00 -0500

After a scathing letter of resignation, only four people remain on the president's commission on Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders. It brings up broader questions of these task forces' efficacy.

Today's Feminism: Too Much Marketing, Not Enough Reality

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:08:00 -0500

It seems that "feminism" in 2017 is more concerned with promoting superficial trappings of genuine equality than with doing the tough work to address the hard facts of gender and racial inequality.

The Other WWII American-Internment Atrocity

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 06:01:00 -0500

There's another tragic and untold story of American citizens who were also interned during the war. They are the 881 Aleuts from Alaska who were held for three years.

On the Knife's Edge: Using Therapy To Address Violence Among Teens

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:00:20 -0500

We hear a lot about senseless violence: people who lose their lives or their freedom over a stolen backpack, or perceived slight. Two researchers think social science might help prevent these crimes.

Monticello Restoration Project Puts An Increased Focus On Jefferson's Slaves

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 18:05:00 -0500

Thomas Jefferson's Virginia plantation is being renovated to shed more light on the enslaved people who lived and worked there. One of the most notable of those slaves was Sally Hemings.

In 'Get Out,' Jordan Peele Tackles The 'Human Horror' Of Racial Fear

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 19:41:00 -0500

Jordan Peele discusses his new film in which he addresses the politics of race. It's about an African-American man meeting his white girlfriend's family for the first time and the horror that ensues.

In Times Square, Protesters Take To The Streets To Say 'I Am Muslim Too'

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 18:24:00 -0500

At a rally in New York City on Sunday, protesters filled three city blocks to express solidarity with Muslims and to speak out against President Trump's immigration ban.

75 Years Later, Americans Still Bear Scars Of Internment Order

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 16:48:00 -0500

Two months after Pearl Harbor, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed the executive order that paved the way for Japanese-American internment. Decades later, those dark days resonate.