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Saturday, November 22, 2014
For better or worse, biopics — those big, sweeping epics about the life of a Very Important Person — have been reliable vehicles for actors of color to establish their mainstream actor bona fides.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Ku Klux Klan groups are diversifying their aims and marketing themselves to people of color. But these moves aren't new: The Klan has long tried to position itself as a mainstream civic organization.
Friday, November 07, 2014
The way terms for different groups of people fall in and out of fashion — "Negroes," "minorities," "visible minority ethnics" — reveals how our attitudes about each other influence our words.
Friday, October 31, 2014
Did you know about the bat-demon of Tanzania? Or the Japanese girl who haunts school bathrooms? We've rounded up some spooky stories that come from different cultural contexts. The chills translate.
Friday, October 24, 2014
Dear White People, a much-hyped indie film about the racial politics at a fictional university, is in theaters now. But these video promos for it might be better than the movie.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
MTV premiered R.E.M.'s first music video in the summer of 1981. On Nov. 24, the network will release REMTV, a six-DVD set that includes live performances, television interviews, and a new documentary.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Ride-sharing apps like Uber and Lyft have put a serious dent in the traditional taxi market and are pitching themselves as alternatives to traditional taxis that often pass by passengers of color.
Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Several recent incidents of black men being shot by police have sparked national news coverage and policy debates. We examine what forces in the media and society are fueling this level of attention.
Sunday, October 05, 2014
Several civic leaders criticized the NFL's response to news about players involved in domestic violence, saying that black women weren't represented among the groups consulted by the league.
Friday, October 03, 2014
After several young people left to join ISIS, leaders are considering which approach to take with marginalized youth. Boston's experience with the marathon bombing suspects may be instructive.
Friday, September 26, 2014
The share of Americans older than 25 who have never been married keeps getting larger. That cohort is growing much faster for black people, even as many say they want to marry one day.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Ten years before the premiere of The Cosby Show, three sitcoms with African-American casts were among the 10 most-watched shows on television. How will ethnically diverse sitcoms fare today?
Saturday, September 20, 2014
A roundup of some notable profiles of Bill Cosby's life after Cliff Huxtable.
Friday, September 19, 2014
An NFL star's indictment on child abuse charges has reignited a national debate about parents using corporal punishment. But how people feel about this issue is tied to some very personal questions.
Sunday, September 14, 2014
Why do we use fruits, vegetables, Twinkies and other food items to describe the idea of someone being [Race A] on the inside, [Race B] on the outside?
Thursday, September 11, 2014
For adults, "sagging" has long been a marker of slovenliness or something more sinister. But the style might just be the latest iteration of fashion freighted with some old anxieties.
Wednesday, September 03, 2014
The coverage around the shooting of an unarmed black man by a police officer in Missouri has followed a familiar trajectory, and it doesn't let us wrestle with the larger issues that swirl around it.
Monday, August 25, 2014
The Washington Post, the Redskins hometown paper, is now the latest big media outlet to stop using the NFL team's name. It's a stance newspapers and writers have been taking going back to the '90s.
Thursday, August 21, 2014
National media attention for much of the past two weeks has been focused on a small stretch of West Florissant Avenue. A little over a mile away is South Florissant Road, which has been much quieter.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
To locals, Ferguson is part of St. Louis, not a separate place. And as residents wonder whether or when their lives will return to normal, the question remains: What will they do after it does?