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Want to Disappear? Don't Fake Your Own Death

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

To disappear in the real world, you need an overseas bank account, some pre-paid cell phones and an uncanny awareness of where potential surveillance cameras might be hiding.

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The Takeaway

The Legal Implications of 'Performing Race'

Thursday, March 28, 2013

An employer may not judge an applicant by the color of his skin per say, but he or she may find more fault with a black applicant who fulfills certain stereotypes of African-Americans (an applicant who listens to rap music, for example), while a black applicant who seems to fulfill white stereotypes (listening to classical music, perhaps) is likely to be judged in a positive light.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Fashion Month: Forging Identities

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Hazel Clark, a professor in the MA Fashion Studies Program and research chair of Fashion at Parsons The New School for Design and the co-author of The Fabric of Cultures: Fashion, Identity, and Globalization, continues the February series on New York's place in the global fashion picture. This week: Fashion forging personal and national identities.

Give us a reading of your "clothing identity." What are your clothes saying about who you are? How do they define your personal or group identity?

 

 

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The Takeaway

Christian, Jewish, Muslim, and American: A Woman's Unlikely Background

Friday, November 23, 2012

When Takeaway listener Loren Levinson heard our segment on Madeleine Albright earlier this year, in which she talked about the discovery of her Jewish identity and family members that were killed during the Holocaust, it got her thinking about her own roots. Her incredible,fascinating story bridged two of the unlikeliest of cultures.

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Today's Takeaway | November 23, 2012

Friday, November 23, 2012

Christian, Jewish, Muslim, and American: A Woman's Unlikely Background | A Pioneer in Disability Rights | Humor in Dark Places: The Comedy of Cancer | How John Manrique is Getting Right | The Power of Letters | The Hidden Power of Vulnerability

On Being

Sherry Turkle — Alive Enough? Reflecting on Our Technology [remix]

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Sherry Turkle directs the MIT Initiative on Technology and Self. Her book, Alone Together, created a catchword for anxiety about the alienating potential of technology. But that's not really her message. We explore the real challenge she poses — that we c

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On Being

[Unedited] Sherry Turkle with Krista Tippett

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Sherry Turkle directs the MIT Initiative on Technology and Self. Her book, Alone Together, created a catchword for anxiety about the alienating potential of technology. But that's not really her message. We explore the real challenge she poses — that we c

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The Takeaway

Why Slang Is Good For You

Friday, October 26, 2012

Michael Adams is an associate Professor of English at Indiana University who studies one important intersection of language and identity: slang. He says slang keeps us sharp — and that there is creative value in the creation of new language among different social groups.

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The Takeaway

A Republican Wunderkind Changes His Mind

Thursday, July 05, 2012

At the age of 13, Jonathan Krohn was dubbed the Republican Party’s "wunderkind," publishing two conservative books, and hobnobbing with conservative stars like Newt Gingrich and Rush Limbaugh. But today, just four years later, the Republican cheerleader has changed his mind.

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The Takeaway

Finding a Voice In Politics and In Islam

Thursday, June 14, 2012

What do Muslim American men think about their faith and the upcoming presidential election? The fact is they represent the gamut of America’s diversity. They are Republicans and Democrats, community organizers and lawyers, and their stories transcend the stereotypes and misconceptions that identify them with their religion.

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The Takeaway

Latino or Hispanic: What's in a Label?

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Latino and Hispanic: they're terms that a lot of Americans are asked to choose between when identifying themselves on the census, in official paperwork, and in everyday conversation. But according to a new poll by the Pew Hispanic Center, most adults of Latin American descent prefer not to use either. Instead, the respondents said they preferred to identify themselves by their country of origin.

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The Takeaway

Comedian Baratunde Thurston on 'How to Be Black'

Thursday, February 09, 2012

February is Black History Month, and comedian Baratunde Thurston wants you to know that it's the perfect time to buy his new book, "How to Be Black." "The odds are high that you acquired this book during the nationally sanctioned season for purchasing black cultural objects, also known as Black History Month," he writes. "If you're like most people, you buy one piece of black culture per year during this month, and I'm banking on this book jumping out at you from the bookshelf or screen." Baratunde Thurston joins Celeste Headlee to discuss his new book: part-memoir, part-satire, part-political commentary.

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The Takeaway

African-American Identity in the Age of Obama

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

In a new book, Professor Michael Eric Dyson explains how he described Barack Obama's attitude toward African-American identity during the 2008 election. "[W]hat I've noticed is that he's proud of his race, but that doesn't capture the range of his identity. He's rooted in, but not restricted by, his blackness." A new book, "Who's Afraid of Post-Blackness?", examines that concept, and the complicated identity of the 40 million African-Americans in the U.S. today.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Dominicans and Race

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Henry Louis Gates, Jr., editor-in-chief of The Root, host of the PBS series Faces of America, and author of Black in Latin America explores racial dynamics in the Dominican Republic, where he was surprised to find that Dominicans do not consider themselves black. 

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The Takeaway

Movie Date: 'The Help'

Sunday, August 14, 2011

In this week's Movie Date podcast, Kristen and Rafer talk about "The Help," which tells the story of African-American domestic workers in 1960s Mississippi and the white women they work for. While it's not the summer's best film, both of our intrepid critics have decided that "The Help" is a good date. To find out why, you'll have to take a listen!

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The Takeaway

Understanding Muslim-American Identity 10 Years After 9/11

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

As the tenth anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks approaches, a new Gallup poll raises the issue of how Muslim-Americans view our democracy and their place in it. The poll surveyed Muslim-Americans and other faith groups, asking whether Muslims have been discriminated against recently, if Muslim-Americans have been sympathetic to al-Qaida, and how loyal they are to the democratic system. In contrast to Americans of other faiths, 78 percent of Muslim-Americans said military attacks on civilians are never justified.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Multiculturalism Today

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Gary Younge, columnist for The Guardian and The Nationexamines the state of identity politics and attempts to find common ground in his new book, Who Are We - And Should It Matter in the 21st Century? .

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The Takeaway

My America: John Turturro

Friday, July 08, 2011

All this week, we’ve been talking with influential Americans about what patriotism and America means to them. We’re calling the series "My America." We’re wrapping up the series today, with actor, writer, and director John Turturro. Famous for his roles in movies like “Do the Right Thing,” “Barton Fink,” “The Big Labowski,” and the “Transformers” trilogy, Turturro's newest film is called "Passione."

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My America: Chang-Rae Lee

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

We've been talking with influential Americans all week about what patriotism and America means to them in a new series "My America." Today’s guest is the Pulitzer Prize-nominated novelist Chang-Rae Lee.

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The Takeaway

Young Writer Tackles Race, Religion, American Identity

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Every year, the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards honor the best high school and middle school students in a variety of categories, including painting, journalism and fiction. Past winners include leaders and luminaries in their respective fields, including Joyce Carol Oates, Andy Warhol and Truman Capote. Some 185,000 pieces of art and writing submitted this year, and eighteen-year-old Haris Durrani was one of seven high school seniors to win a gold medal for a portfolio of writing, out of 3,000 portfolio entries.

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