Kat Chow

Kat Chow appears in the following:

Barbie Has Some Royal Competition In Nigeria

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The Queens of Africa are based on Nigeria's three largest groups — Igbo, Yuruba and Hausa — and each has traits meant to empower the girls who play with them.


2014 Stories At The Intersection Of Race And Sports

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

As the year winds down, Code Switch is taking a step back to pay tribute to some important — but perhaps forgotten — stories about race and sports.


The Many Rabbit Holes (Or Should We Say Labyrinths) Of Serial

Thursday, December 18, 2014

No matter how you view the podcast, there's an endless supply of avenues you can explore and different conversations you can have.


A Brief History Of Racial Protest In Sports

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

On Sunday, players from the St. Louis Rams ran onto the field with their arms raised in the "hands up, don't shoot" pose that's been used in protests of the shooting death of Michael Brown.


01/27/15: NPR Presents Michel Martin: Offense or Defense?

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Tackling the ethics of football, on and off the field. NPR's Michel Martin takes the studio to the story and heads to Dallas, T.X., for a live, on-stage conversation.


Stories Of Your First Thanksgiving In The U.S.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Not surprisingly, many of the stories we heard from you were about food. You had issues roasting the turkey. Your mom found, um, a creative solution to making your bird golden-brown.


In Ferguson, A Trove Of Evidence — But No Trial

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Analysis: As photos of officer Darren Wilson spread on social media, so did skepticism about his testimony.


Running Late? Nah, Just On 'CPT'

Sunday, November 23, 2014

In this installment of our semi-regular Word Watch series, we look at a popular term for the practice of never being on time.


Ex-Georgia Gov. Carl Sanders, Racial Moderate In A Split South, Dies

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Sanders, who was thought of as a leader of the "New South," helped bring more racial integration to Georgia in the 1960s. He died in Atlanta on Sunday.


The Many Stories Behind Double-Eyelid Surgery

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The procedure to give people with single eyelids a crease above their lashes often provokes controversy. NPR's Kat Chow steps past the debate over whether people should do it to get at the why.


Is Beauty In The Eye(Lid) Of The Beholder?

Monday, November 17, 2014

Half of people of Asian descent have double eyelids — folds above the lash line — and the other half don't. There's a controversial surgery some people get to give themselves that crease.


Video Calls Out Catcallers, But Cuts Out White Men

Saturday, November 01, 2014

In the video, most of the men who street-harass, who catcall, yell sand follow the woman are black and Latino. Noticeably absent from the video? White men.


A Timeline Of Sitcoms Featuring Families Of Color

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Folks say it's a new golden age of small-screen diversity. But how much browner is today's TV sitcom landscape compared with prime-time eras of the recent past?


Can NBC's New Tiger Lily Overcome The Character's History?

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Alanna Saunders, the actress cast to play Tiger Lily in NBC's forthcoming production of PeterPan, has Native American ancestry, one of many points of contention in previous castings.


Jacqueline Woodson On Being A 'Brown Girl' Who Dared To Dream

Thursday, September 18, 2014

In her new memoir for young adults, Woodson uses free verse to tell the story of growing up in the 1960s and 1970s. Her work for young readers often touches on themes of race and identity.


Overthinking It: Using Food As A Racial Metaphor

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?


How Are Different Asian-American Groups Faring Economically?

Saturday, August 30, 2014

In a recent report, the U.S. Department of Labor broke down different economic outcomes among Asian-American and Pacific Islander ethnic subgroups.


How The 'Kung Fu Fighting' Melody Came To Represent Asia

Thursday, August 28, 2014

The nine-note tune made famous in Carl Douglas' 1974 song has served as a stereotype of Asian music since the 19th century.


An Officer Shot A Black Teen, And St. Louis Rioted — In 1962

Thursday, August 21, 2014

As we unpack St. Louis' long, tense history of racial unrest amid continuing protests in Ferguson, Mo., we find striking parallels between the events of years past and those of the past few weeks.


While Films And TV Shows Miss Latinos, A YouTube Outlet Grows

Friday, August 15, 2014

Since it was created in 2012, the MiTú network has been rapidly expanding to meet demand for Latino Web content. Now, it's partnering with Televisa, a Spanish-language media company.