Karen Grigsby Bates

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This Week In Race: Fox Sued, Schools Re-Segregate, Shea Moisture Gets Thirsty

Friday, April 28, 2017

A racial discrimination suit is filed against Fox. Is an Alabama school district getting around integration? Shea Moisture apologizes for a commercial. And, there's a new philanthropist in town.


'It's Not Your Grandfather's LAPD' — And That's A Good Thing

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

In the past five years, the issue of policing — how it's done, whether it's equitable, what happens when deadly confrontations occur — has become more urgent than ever.


When LA Erupted In Anger: A Look Back At The Rodney King Riots

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

This week 25 years ago, policemen were acquitted in the savage beating of African-American Rodney King. Five days of riots, arson and looting ensued, fueled by deep-rooted tensions that persist today.


This Week In Race: Pepsi Challenged; Appropriation Nation; Black Twitter Explained

Friday, April 07, 2017

California's Senate votes to limit the cooperation police can give immigration authorities, while research shows fear of deportation can make people sick. And Pepsi's unity message backfires.


This Week In Race: A Spicer Dust-Up, Muslim Latinas Speak Out, Blue Men See Red

Friday, March 31, 2017

Busy week per always: resistance to deportations, black women get spicy with the White House press secretary, and Muslim Latinas. Yeah, really.


This Week In Race: ICE Sends Chills Across U.S., Kaepernick, Others, Write Big Checks

Friday, March 24, 2017

While much of the focus has been on deportations of Latinx, other groups have been under increased scrutiny.


Shows With Black Characters Find Loyal Non-Black Fans

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

"When a show is well-written, when it has good actors, people want to watch," says Courtney Jones of Nielsen.


On Fashion Runways, Inclusion Is About More Than Color

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

It's a tricky thing, casting. Directors have a vision for their lines — but what if that vision doesn't include a more inclusive palette?


This Week In Race: Honoring Forgotten Women, A Sporty Hijab, Carson The Revisionist

Friday, March 10, 2017

Cities in several states have honored "comfort women" who were forced into sex work during World War II. Memorials have appeared in New Jersey, Michigan, Virginia and California, with more on the way.


Poll Finds 3 Women Of Color As New Face Of Feminism

Monday, March 06, 2017

A new poll asks Americans to name the most famous feminists. Three of the top four are African-American — Michelle Obama, Oprah and Beyoncé. NPR looks into what it means to have three women of color as the new face of feminism.


This Week In Race: Best Picture, Worst Picture, Picturing Trump's America

Friday, March 03, 2017

Kellyanne Conway's breach of Oval Office etiquette ushered a wave of reaction online, while a little independent film reigned on Oscar night and had everyone in their feelings.


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.