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Kat Chow

Kat Chow appears in the following:

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Roundtable: The Past And Present Of 'Yellowface'

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Have more non-Asian actors, musicians and others been trying to don makeup or clothes in an attempt to look "Asian," or are we just better at noticing it? Three experts weigh in on the phenomenon.

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Simmering Online Debate Shows Emoji Is In The Eye Of The Beholder

Friday, August 01, 2014

A report from a local Philadelphia TV station is reigniting a debate and getting people all up in arms. (Or should we say, up in hands?)

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How 'Ching Chong' Became The Go-To Slur For Mocking East Asians

Monday, July 14, 2014

Spoiler alert: Like many bad things in life, some of the first usages of the slur that we could find are from children's rhymes.

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Top Stories: Citigroup Pays Billions In Case; Gaza Violence

Monday, July 14, 2014

Also: Salvage crews are working to refloat a capsized cruise ship in Italy; more small earthquakes shake Oklahoma; and a stolen car caused a fatal bus crash in Indiana.

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Immigrants Sending Money Back Home Face Fewer Options

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

The giant remittances economy has been expanding for years. Facing tighter regulations, big banks are nixing services that let people send money across borders.

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