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The Takeaway

Confronting This Year's Uncomfortable Struggle with Race

Friday, December 19, 2014

From Michael Brown in Ferguson to Eric Garner in Staten Island, black and white America seemed very far apart in 2014. Ta-Nehisi Coates reflects on the year and where we go from here.

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The Takeaway

Ridley Scott & Hollywood's Race Problem

Friday, December 12, 2014

Despite being set in Egypt, Ridley Scott's "Exodus: Gods and Kings" has an all white cast. The Pharaoh, Moses, and African queen are all white, highlighting Hollywood's race problem.

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The Takeaway

School Discipline: It's Different For Black Girls

Friday, December 12, 2014

New data shows that black girls and white girls are disciplined very differently by the U.S. educational system—and the disparity in treatment begins as early as elementary school.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Race and Justice: Is This a Tipping Point?

Friday, December 12, 2014

After Michael Brown and Eric Garner, the national conversation is focused on race and justice. But is it just a fleeting moment or a tipping point that’ll lead to real change? 

Schoolbook

NYC Council Pushes For More Diversity at Top Schools

Thursday, December 11, 2014

There's a range of views on the test for admission to some of the city's best high schools but agreement that there should be more test prep and recruiting in all middle schools.
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New Tech City

Your Facebook Friend Said Something Racist. Now What?

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

There's a formula for a productive conversation about tough topics. Also, we made a flowchart. 

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The Takeaway

How to Rebuild Police-Community Trust

Monday, December 08, 2014

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey, leader of President Obama's 21st Century Task Force on Policing, explains how we can rebuild community trust.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: A Raid Gone Wrong, Rebuilding Trust, and Music in The Digital Age

Monday, December 08, 2014

The Takeaway explores a U.S raid that led to the death of an American journalist, how police can rebuild trust with communities, and how to make money off of music in the digital age.

Schoolbook

NYC Students Debate 'The Talk' Parents Give Them About Police

Friday, December 05, 2014

A group of Harlem teens discuss "the talk" their parents give them about interacting with police: "You need to be safe, don't worry about your rights, just make sure you're alive."
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The Takeaway

Round Table: Race & Criminal Justice

Friday, December 05, 2014

The decision not to indict in New York and Ferguson, and the shooting of Tamir Rice in Cleveland, has left the nation grappling with race and criminal justice. 

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WNYC News

Cuomo Speaks on Garner Grand Jury Decision — A Day Later

Friday, December 05, 2014

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Critics say the governor should have spoken sooner.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Race and Criminal Justice, The Front Lines of the Ebola Crisis, and A New Gilded Age

Friday, December 05, 2014

The Takeaway explores racial justice in America, we have an update on the Ebola crisis in Liberia, and a look at economic recovery for average Americans.

The Takeaway

Real Voices of Protest

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Eight WNYC reporters across town gathered reactions from New York residents about the grand jury's decision to not indict the NYPD officer that placed Eric Garner in a deadly chokehold.

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The Takeaway

America: A Place of Liberty and Justice for Some?

Thursday, December 04, 2014

The death of Eric Garner and the failure to indict the NYPD officer who used a chokehold to restrain him is a painful reminder of the recent events in Ferguson.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Liberty & Justice For Some, Geo-Inequality, and Government Shutdown Fears

Thursday, December 04, 2014

The Takeaway explores the Eric Garner grand jury decision, we examine the ways mapping is connected to inequality, and we have an update on politics in D.C.

The Takeaway

How to Close the College Graduation Gap

Monday, December 01, 2014

While most universities tout their diversity along with their campus facilities, the truth is that race and class gaps remain a factor in who gets to graduate. 

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: The College Gap, The Return of Star Wars, and Challenging the One Percent

Monday, December 01, 2014

The Takeaway explores the graduation gap between people of different races, we examine the new Star Wars Film, and a member of the 1 percent weighs in on the income gap.

The Takeaway

How to Build Trust in the Justice System

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Thousands around the nation took to the streets to demand justice. What about our system needs to fundamentally change?

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Democracy on Fire in Ferguson

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The Takeaway explores the grand jury decision in Ferguson, Missouri, and we also examine the implications of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's departure.

The Takeaway

Why is it So Hard to Indict a Police Officer?

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

When it comes to police shootings, few officers are ever indicted, much less convicted. Is it time to change the law? 

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