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A Compromise On Displaying The Confederate Flag

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Alyssa Rosenberg of The Washington Post suggests a compromise on displaying the Confederate battle flag: acknowledging that it can hold private meaning, which means displaying it only in private.

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When The 'Heritage' In 'Heritage Not Hate' Is More Skynyrd Than Stonewall Jackson

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

There's no handbook for what to do with cherished personal memories that are all wrapped up in racist icons — like the Confederate flag and the name of Washington's football team.

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'It's Like Having A Crazy Family Member': On Southern Black Folks And The Rebel Flag

Friday, June 26, 2015

For lots of black folks in the South, living amid emblems of the Old South involves some complicated mental gymnastics.

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Is The Millennial Generation's Racial Tolerance Overstated?

Monday, June 22, 2015

Dylann Roof, the white man accused of the deadly church shooting, is 21-- making him a millennial. That generation is often pointed to as a harbinger of U.S. future racial diversity and tolerance.

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Dylann Roof And The Stubborn Myth Of The Colorblind Millennial

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Of course, most young people will never commit a hate crime. But the misperception that they're largely free of racial animus stubbornly lives on, and that's dangerous in itself.

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Who Gets To Be Black? Honor The Struggle, But Don't Forget The Jokes

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Thousands of people used the Twitter hashtag #AskRachel to joke that Rachel Dolezal was successful in her racial subterfuge because she'd been insufficiently vetted by members of the black community.

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Should Rachel Dolezal's Story Change How We Think About Race?

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Rachel Dolezal has stepped down as the president of Spokane's chapter of the NAACP. But the discussion about race and identity sparked by her story continues.

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The Rachel Dolezal Case Challenges The Definition Of Race

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Rachel Dolezal has set off a debate over the nature of racial identity. She built her career as an African-American civil rights activist — except she's not African-American.

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Who Gets To Hang Out At The Pool?

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

An ugly incident at a Texas pool party in which a police officer drew his gun on several unarmed black teenagers sits against a long history of racialized conflict over who can swim where.

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Coping With Calamity In Shimmering 'Cathedral'

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

The aging characters in Kate Walbert's new novel are learning to go with the flow as waters rise and life takes strange turns. Critic Heller McAlpin praises Walbert's ability to capture women's lives.

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2 Biker Rallies: One White, One Black — One 'Badass,' The Other, Just 'Bad'

Friday, May 22, 2015

A pair of motorcycle rallies in Myrtle Beach, S.C. — one black, one white — tell us a lot about who gets the benefit of the doubt when it comes to biker culture.

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Who Remembers the MOVE Bombing?

Friday, May 22, 2015

In 1985, Philadelphia police bombed a city block and killed 11 people. This month, NPR's Gene Demby reported on the anniversary and discovered much of his audience had never heard of it.

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Why Have So Many People Never Heard Of The MOVE Bombing?

Monday, May 18, 2015

A common reader response to our look back at the shocking 1985 bombing of the MOVE compound in West Philadelphia: "Never heard of it."

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What It's Like Living On The Block That Philadelphia Bombed 30 Years Ago

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Longtime Philly resident Gerald Renfrow wants you to know that there's more to his block than what happened on May 13, 1985.

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I'm From Philly. 30 Years Later, I'm Still Trying To Make Sense Of The MOVE Bombing

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Philadelphia native Gene Demby was 4 years old when city police dropped a bomb on a house of black activists in his hometown. Thirty years later, he's still trying to make sense of it all.

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Baltimore's Marilyn Mosby Introduces Plot Twist With Surprise Charges Against Cops

Friday, May 01, 2015

Baltimore's top prosecutor stunned many with the charges she brought against the officers in the Freddie Gray case, and her performance in that press conference raised lots of eyebrows.

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Councilman's Star Rises Fast Amid Baltimore Unrest

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Nick Mosby, who represents much of West Baltimore, has become a prominent voice, turning the spotlight on chronic problems that sparked upheaval.

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Chris Rock On The Whiteness Of Baseball: 'Baseball Should Be Terrified'

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The comedian delivered a funny, pointed monologue on HBO's Real Sports about the loneliness of being a black baseball fan in 2015 — and why baseball should be very, very concerned.

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Ben Affleck (Kinda) Apologizes For Asking PBS Program To Hide Slave-Owning Ancestor

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The Academy Award-winning actor has been at the center of media storm after the release of hacked emails show that he asked a TV show about genealogy to avoid mentioning an ancestor who owned slaves.

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It Took Two Centuries, But The Native Hawaiian Population May Be Bouncing Back

Saturday, April 18, 2015

By some estimates, the entire population of Native Hawaiians was almost wiped out just a century ago. But now their numbers may be near what they were before their first contact with Europeans.

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