Kat Chow

Kat Chow appears in the following:

In Response To Rising Biased Rhetoric, Muslims Run For Office

Monday, February 27, 2017

First-time candidates are seeking offices across the country. And several nonprofits are helping American Muslims get involved in the political process.

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American Muslims Respond To Islamophobia By Running For Office

Thursday, February 23, 2017

The Southern Poverty Law Center says there has been a rise in hate groups, including groups using anti-Muslim rhetoric. Some American Muslims are pushing back by running for office.

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Are Race-Based Advisory Groups Just Political Symbols?

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

After a scathing letter of resignation, only four people remain on the president's commission on Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders. It brings up broader questions of these task forces' efficacy.

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In Times Square, Protesters Take To The Streets To Say 'I Am Muslim Too'

Sunday, February 19, 2017

At a rally in New York City on Sunday, protesters filled three city blocks to express solidarity with Muslims and to speak out against President Trump's immigration ban.

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This Week In Race: Executive Orders, Voter Dilution, Roxane Gay And ... Cornbread

Friday, January 27, 2017

It's been a busy week on the race beat, to say the least. Here are some pieces from all across the internet that the Code Switch team especially dug.

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My Menu For Lunar New Year: Guilt, Confusion, With A Side Of Angst

Friday, January 27, 2017

When you're hosting this symbol-rich holiday for the first time, how do you assume ownership of rituals you don't cherish?

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The Slants: Fighting For The Right To Rock A Racial Slur

Thursday, January 19, 2017

The Asian-American band's case, inextricably linked to the battle over a certain NFL team, leaves some activists torn. While inclined to stand with a fellow advocate, they wonder: At what cost?

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Asian Americans Divided Over Band's Trademark Battle

Thursday, January 19, 2017

The Slants want to register its name, arguing they are reappropriating a slur against Asians. But some Asian Americans are conflicted about whether it is worth opening trademark law to disparagement.

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This Week In Race: A Verdict, The Donald, And The Other Donald

Friday, December 16, 2016

From two trials that reveal much about Charleston, S.C., beyond its churches to a hard look at President Obama's record on race relations, some stories you shouldn't miss from the front lines of race.

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'Politically Correct': The Phrase Has Gone From Wisdom To Weapon

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Through the decades, "politically correct" has been regarded as shield and club, as cowardly and courageous. But it has meant one thing above all: confusion.

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After Election, Diversity Trainers Face A New Version Of 'Us Versus Them'

Monday, November 28, 2016

Through the eyes of those who work to make companies "inclusive," the 2016 election suggests two things: Business will pick up, but it won't be business as usual.

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Renewed Support For Muslim Registry Called 'Abhorrent'

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Two backers of President-elect Donald Trump invoke ignominious and discredited ideas in support of Muslim registration.

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The Outlook On Race After Trump Victory: Fear, Resignation And Deja Vu

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

On Election Day, we asked our Code Switch audience to tell us what it thought about the future of race relations in the U.S.

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A Moment Of Silence For The Black And Brown Talent That Grew On Vine

Friday, October 28, 2016

We'll miss Vine, but not just for its goofy, raw, six-second looped videos. We'll miss the platform for its ability to incubate young black talent.

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New U.S. Census Category Proposed For People Of Middle Eastern, North African Descent

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

The U.S. Census Bureau may add a new category to its 2020 form for people of Middle Eastern or North African descent. The category — called "MENA" for short — encompasses a broad range of identities.

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'Vietgone': A Sex Comedy About Mom, Dad And Refugee Camps

Friday, October 14, 2016

Playwright Qui Nguyen's latest work tells the story of how his parents met in an Arkansas refugee camp in 1975.

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Asian-Americans Continue To Drift Away From The GOP, But It's A Complicated Story

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

For decades, a majority of the Vietnamese-American electorate has leaned Republican. Now Asian-Americans are more likely to register as independents, with very complex opinions on national issues.

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Who Is This Restaurant For? Pt. 1: Us vs. Them

Monday, October 10, 2016

When you walk into a restaurant, you’re bombarded with signals that tell you what kind of place it is. But what happens when those signals bring certain people in, and keep others out?

In This Campaign, Clinton, Trump Flash Their Racial Credentials

Monday, October 03, 2016

Experts call it "affiliative kinships" and the "opposite of othering;" whatever you call it, when race comes up in presidential race, the candidates feel the need to establish their racial cred.

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A Letter From Young Asian-Americans To Their Families About Black Lives Matter

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Shereen Marisol Meraji and Kat Chow talk to young people who crowd-sourced an open letter to their loved ones, asking them to care about police violence against black Americans.

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