Karen Grigsby Bates

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Stand Your Ground Laws Complicate Matters For Black Gun Owners

Monday, February 27, 2017

"When you look at the way that, African American men are treated when they're armed, already the deck is stacked against people who are judged or perceived to be a threat." Caroline Light


Race And The Controversial History Of 'Stand Your Ground' Laws

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Historian Caroline Light says "stand your ground" laws were written for white, heterosexual, property-owning men. What happens when other people take up arms, in defense against white supremacists?


This Week In Race: Immigration Headaches, Oscar Glow And POTUS At The Blacksonian

Friday, February 24, 2017

If the human rights aspect of (deportation) doesn't interest you, the prospect of $8 avocados and double-digit fast food might.


THIS WEEK IN RACE: Bans, Boycotts, Awards — And a Little Kitchen Magic

Friday, February 10, 2017

We're keeping an eye on the Oscars prize. This year Oscars aren't so white—there are POCs in several of the major categories...


New Evidence Shows There's Still Bias Against Black Natural Hair

Monday, February 06, 2017

"A majority of people, regardless of race and gender, hold some bias towards women of color based on their hair."


Despite Turmoil, Latinos In California Are Prospering

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

California has the country's largest Latino population. And they are tied to the state's economic prosperity. A new study analyzes how they're doing.


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

Saturday, January 21, 2017

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

Saturday, January 21, 2017

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.


Code Switch Suggests: Books, Movies, Music For A Midwinter's Night

Friday, December 23, 2016

Stop feeling guilty about what you didn't do over the holidays, and take some of these suggestions for reading, watching and listening. You'll feel better, really.


Sammy Lee Climbed Above Racism, Dove Into Olympic History

Monday, December 05, 2016

Sammy Lee, a Korean War veteran and the first American platform diver to win gold in consecutive Olympics, dies of pneumonia at the age of 96.


This Week In Race: Dog Whistles, Dreamers And Dead Dictators

Friday, December 02, 2016

Pipeline and prisons and tantrums at Starbucks: these are a few of our favorite stories this week.


This Week In Race: Sisterhood, Immigration, And The 'Official Shoe Of White People'

Friday, November 18, 2016

What's popping with race this week? Here are few hardy racial matters to chew on as you head into Thanksgiving week.


Dreadlocks Decision Raises Another Question: What Is Race?

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Many experts agree with an appeals court's decision last month that dreadlocks aren't a common racial characteristic. But left undecided: What's a common racial characteristic?


'I Had To Create My Own Lane': How Taraji P. Henson Found Her Place In Hollywood

Friday, October 14, 2016

The actress became famous for her role in TV's Empire, but the road to Cookie wasn't easy. In her new memoir, Around the Way Girl, Henson shares stories of pushing her way to the top.


Black Stuntmen: Behind The Scenes, But Not Invisible At New Smithsonian Museum

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Willie Harris had to train himself in a Los Angeles park to become one of the nation's first black stunt doubles. Now he'll be celebrated as an icon of black history.


'Darktown' Imagines What It Was Like For Atlanta's First Black Policemen

Friday, September 23, 2016

In 1948, eight African-American men joined Atlanta's police force. Those pioneer officers — who couldn't drive squad cars or even step foot in headquarters — inspired Thomas Mullen's new novel.


'Easy' Writer: Walter Mosley's Passion For Bringing Black LA Stories To Life

Friday, July 29, 2016

In Charcoal Joe, Mosley brings his iconic private eye Easy Rawlins into the haze of the late '60s, extending a literary odyssey through the transformation of black Los Angeles.


Who Is Delrawn Small? Why Some Police Shootings Get Little Media Attention

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Some police shooting victims like Alton Sterling and Philando Castile become national symbols. Their faces are splashed across the media, and their names become hashtags. So why are others forgotten?


After Dallas, Black Gun Owners Take Stock

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Many African-Americans keep guns for self-defense, dating back to Emancipation. But the shooting in Dallas, and recent killings of black men by police, have raised hard questions for black gun owners.


Black Gun Owners Have Conflicting Feelings After Dallas Shooting Of 5 Police Officers

Sunday, July 10, 2016

African Americans have always kept guns for self defense. The recent shootings in Dallas, and the killings of young black men by police, are once again raising questions about who should own guns.