The Takeaway

Is the Trayvon Martin Case an Example of Tension Between Black and Latino Communities?

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

The commonalities and tensions between the black and Latino communities in the United States — and in particular, in the American south — have been a source of much discussion in the Trayvon Martin case. On yesterday's program, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Isabel Wilkerson mentioned some dramatic statistics on how blacks and Latinos in the American south perceive one another. Duke researchers found that an overwhelming majority of Latinos in Durham, North Carolina, 78 percent, felt they had the most in common with whites. What’s more, nearly 60 percent of Latinos surveyed reported they believed that few or almost no blacks were hard-working or could be trusted.

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Bloomberg Pledges Millions to City Initiative Aimed at Black and Latino Men

Thursday, August 04, 2011

Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Thursday he will invest his own money in a new, $130 million city initiative to help black and Latino men get ahead. The Bloomberg Administration calls it the nation's boldest and most comprehensive effort to reduce racial disparities.

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The New Yorker: Out Loud

Gray Matter

Monday, December 10, 2007

Malcolm Gladwell on race and I.Q.


The New Yorker: Out Loud

Jeffrey Toobin on Clarence Thomas

Monday, November 05, 2007

Jeffrey Toobin on unravelling the mind of Clarence Thomas.


The New Yorker: Out Loud

Sasha Frere-Jones on miscegenation in American music

Monday, October 15, 2007

Sasha Frere-Jones talks about how indie bands have strayed from the origins of rock and roll.