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The Takeaway

Report: DOJ Police Reforms Don't Last

Monday, May 04, 2015

A new investigation finds that some reform efforts can go on for decades without the Justice Department making any significant progress. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Banning Credit Checks

Monday, April 27, 2015

City Councilman Brad Lander and Sarah Ludwig, co-director of the New Economy Project, talk about a bill Lander sponsored to ban credit checks in most hiring processes.

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To the Best of Our Knowledge

A Political Science Professor Explains the Danger of Confusing Acceptance with Equality

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Political science professor Wendy Brown believes tolerance should never be considered a substitute for equality, and says doing so could mask historical injustices.

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Political Correctness Is About Safety

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Journalist Amanda Taub believes the political correctness backlash misses the point and glosses over real issues. In an article published in Vox.com, she argues that so-called political correctness is really about protecting and promoting marginalized voices.

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Racial Paranoia

Friday, April 10, 2015

When you think about the accomplishments of the Civil Rights Movement and the last 50 years, it's tempting to think we've become a post-racial society. But University of Pennsylvania professor John Jackson Jr. believes we're seeing a new type of racial divide, characterized by distrust and paranoia.

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Policing the Police

Sunday, February 01, 2015

Inspired by stories of police brutality and the Rodney King beating, civil rights attorney Connie Rice says she declared "war" on the LAPD in the 1990s. These days, she trains and supervises 50 officers in one of Los Angeles' toughest communities.

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Overcoming Racism

Sunday, February 01, 2015

What happens when you discover racial fear in yourself? Rachel Shadoan recently reached an uncomfortable conclusion: she was afraid of black men. Rachel was appalled and decided to do something about it. She tells her story in an article titled, "I am racist and so are you."

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The Poetry of Race

Sunday, February 01, 2015

In her book "Citizen: An American Lyric," poet Claudia Rankine challenges readers to explore their underlying assumptions about race. She tells Charles Monroe-Kane what compelled her to write the book, and about visiting Ferguson, Missouri.

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Growing Up Black in America

Sunday, February 01, 2015

A few years ago, Wisconsin Public Radio producer Cynthia Woodland sat down with Anthony Cooper and his sons -- 13-year-told Akheem and 14-year-old Anthony Jr. -- to talk about the challenges of being a black teen in America.

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What Are You Afraid Of?

Sunday, February 01, 2015

Everyone's afraid of something. Here's a small sampling of fears from Question Bridge: Black Males, a transmedia project that fosters dialogue between African American men of diverse backgrounds. Question Bridge: Black Males was created by Chris Johnson and Hank WIllis Thomas, with Bayeté Ross Smith and Kamal Sinclair.

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Race and Crime

Sunday, February 01, 2015

At the heart of many Americans' fear of black men is an ugly stereotype -- the stereotype of the black criminal. Historian Khalil Gibran Muhammad traces some of our current attitudes about race and crime to the late 19th century, when sociologists first began looking at crime statistics.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Share Your "Partyism" Stories

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Discrimination based on your political views? Could a person's "partyism" cause discrimination at work? Has it ever happened to you? Listeners: call in and share your stories.

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WNYC News

Students of Color Say Unequal Treatment Common in Park Slope

Friday, October 10, 2014

WNYC
At a packed town hall meeting on Friday night, teens and residents of Park Slope, Brooklyn, discussed the unequal treatment of non-white students by police.

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WNYC News

Why Transgender Vets Can't Get Military Benefits

Monday, September 15, 2014

WNYC
A Department of Defense policy that prohibits transgender veterans from changing their name on their discharge forms is preventing vets from getting their military benefits.

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Transportation Nation

Discrimination Complaints Trickle In About D.C. Cabs

Thursday, September 11, 2014

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Since streamlining the complaint process for racial discrimination among D.C. cab drivers last month, the city is seeing an increase in allegations.
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The Brian Lehrer Show

When "Coming Out" on Resumes Can Help

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Some studies indicate that "coming out" on your resume might help you find a job — especially if you're an African American man. Yitz Jordan aka rapper "Y-Love," a senior developer and contributor to Quartz who identifies as black, gay, and Jewish, discusses what that might mean in the context of President Obama's plan to prohibit discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation for federal contractors.

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Freakonomics Radio

Freakonomics Radio: Should Tipping Be Banned?

Friday, June 20, 2014

To an economist, tipping is a puzzling behavior – why pay extra when it’s not required? In this episode of Freakonomics Radio, host Stephen Dubner looks at why we tip, which factors affect the amount, and whether tipping should perhaps be eliminated altogether. Research shows that African-American servers earn smaller tips than white servers, so there’s an argument to be made that the practice is discriminatory.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Ta-Nehisi Coates on Reparations

Friday, May 30, 2014

The Atlantic writer tracks the pervasive legacy of slavery, Jim Crow and housing discrimination.

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WNYC News

New Yorkers Respond to #YesAllWomen

Monday, May 26, 2014

Women are now sharing personal, negative experiences of being victims of harassment or sexual abuse on Twitter using the hashtag.

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The Takeaway

When Gay Discrimination Was Government Policy

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Unearthed memos reveal that for years the government would "lean over backwards" to fire gay staffers, who inspired "revulsion."

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