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Wednesday, August 24, 2016
News of a 1999 rape case against Nate Parker raises some age-old questions about culture: Can art be separated from its creator? What moral obligations, if any, do the consumers of culture bear?
Sunday, August 21, 2016
The tennis player won first Olympic gold medal in Puerto Rico's history — and underlined the political tensions in its nebulous status as neither a sovereign nation or an American state.
Thursday, August 18, 2016
A new study from Pew found that while people of color regularly see and share content on social media about race, white people rarely do.
Thursday, August 11, 2016
The 2014 shooting death of Michael Brown sparked nationwide protests and a new generation of activism. We look at how Ferguson changed the conversation and the coverage about policing in America.
Wednesday, August 03, 2016
Shereen Marisol Meraji and Gene Demby sit down with Pilar Marrero of
La Opinión and Wesley Lowery of the Washington Post to see how they balance real talk and staying fair during the Summer of Trump.
Friday, July 22, 2016
More people have been Googling the term "white people" recently, perhaps prompted by this election cycle's racial issues. But we're trying to figure out a couple of other spikes over time.
Thursday, July 14, 2016
A new study looks at the link between racial bias and the Tea Party. Researchers found that people who looked at images of Barack Obama that were edited to make his skin look darker were more likely to express support for the Tea Party.
Friday, July 08, 2016
NPR correspondents talk about the aftermath and response to a deadly attack on Dallas police officers, including a statement by Attorney General Loretta Lynch. Also heard: a pastor and a police chief.
Friday, July 08, 2016
Rachel Martin talks with Gene Demby of NPR's Code Switch team about reaction on social media to the killing of five police officers in the wake of police shootings of black men earlier this week.
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
The new ESPN documentary
O.J.: Made In America examines how O.J. Simpson distanced himself from black life in America — and how that same blackness was turned into a major asset during his trial.
Saturday, June 11, 2016
Correspondents, editors and producers from our newsroom share the pieces that have kept them reading, using the #NPRreads hashtag. Each weekend, we highlight some of the best stories.
Friday, June 10, 2016
"Ali was a black man who was not concerned with what white America thought of him."
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
On our inaugural episode, we're digging into how we talk about whiteness — or, really, how we
don't talk about it — and hear from some folks who say it's really important that we figure out how.
Friday, May 13, 2016
When we don't acknowledge the role whiteness plays in how Americans vote, we're essentially agreeing to misidentify some of the most important dynamics of this election cycle.
Monday, April 25, 2016
Beyoncé did a thing over the weekend, which means there are a million thinkpieces on the Internet today — on blackness and feminism and celebrity — for you to wade through. But start here.
Monday, April 11, 2016
A longtime Chicago reporter, a native of the black South Side, digs into the ways segregation continues to shape the politics of her hometown, as well as her own life.
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
With a pair of provocative pieces about white working-class Trump supporters, the
National Review has essentially redrawn a line in the sand.
Monday, March 14, 2016
The hit animated Disney movie is an ambitious look at racial profiling and policing. It's also evidence that these issues don't neatly lend themselves to pop culture.
Tuesday, March 08, 2016
On Friday night, I finally got to see
Hamilton, the critically acclaimed musical I've been surprisingly obsessed with since Frannie Kelley's glowing write-up of the cast album last fall.
I say "surprising" because I am not a fan of musical theater, the kind of not-a-fan-of-musical-theater who pointedly self-describes ...
Wednesday, March 02, 2016
It's been only a year and a half since the social protest movement around police violence commonly referred to as Black Lives Matter emerged as a major political force.
Much of this movement's momentum-building and organizing happened on Twitter, and
a fascinating new study by media scholars Charlton McIlwain, ...