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The Takeaway

On Juneteenth, How Reparations for Slavery Could Actually Work

Thursday, June 19, 2014

For many African Americans, Juneteenth has become the most celebrated day in American history. It is both a celebration of our victories, and a reminder of how much more there still is to do in the fight for racial equality. 

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WNYC News

Is the Rent Too Damn High ... Because of Property Taxes?

Monday, June 16, 2014

New York City's property tax system is notoriously complicated. Now a lawsuit says it's also discriminatory.

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The Takeaway

In Trayvon Martin's Hometown, Police Policy is 'Stop & Frisk on Steroids'

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

“New York City stop-and-frisk on steroids” is how some have described the Miami Gardens Police Department's approach to questioning neighborhood residents. Since 2008, the number of people who have been stopped and questioned by police totals more than half the area population.

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The Takeaway

Donald Sterling and A History of Forced Sales

Monday, June 02, 2014

The NBA is set to meet tomorrow to determine if the Sterling family must sell the LA Clippers. Critics say it is deeply un-American to confiscate property because of someone's beliefs, but history professor Howard Pashman says it’s actually keeping with American traditions.

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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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Gabfest Radio

Scandal at the VA Office

Friday, May 23, 2014

The Gabfest panelists have much to talk about this week: trouble at the VA, a long-awaited cover story for the Atlantic, new FCC proposals and more.

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The Takeaway

Making the First Asian-American Sitcom in 20 Years

Monday, May 19, 2014

ABC has released a new fall line up, including two shows about American immigrant families. We talk to the young star of “Fresh Off the Boat,” Hudson Yang, about being one of the first Asian-American kids to head a major network TV show.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaway: Money, Access, and Diversity Take On Politics, the Internet, and Television

Monday, May 19, 2014

Net Neutrality: The View From Start-Up Silicon Valley | The Most Expensive Election in America | Tensions Between China & Vietnam Continue to Rise | Retro Report: How DNA Forever Changed Forensic Science | Why the Government Should Have Seen the Mortgage Crisis Coming | ABC Sitcom 'Fresh Off the Boat' ...

The Takeaway

Inside the Classroom, 60 Years After 'Brown'

Friday, May 16, 2014

Decades after the landmark Supreme Court decision, what are the realities of public education in under-resourced schools that may not be segregated by law — but are far from the integrated ideal?

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaway: Workers, Schools & Veterans Continue to Seek Justice

Friday, May 16, 2014

Whistleblower Sheds Light on VA Neglect | 60 Years After 'Brown,' What Still Divides America's Classrooms? | The Reviews of This Weekend's Big New Movie Releases | Why The Indian Elections are Massive in Scale and Importance | Wage Theft Rampant in Low Skill Industries

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The Takeaway

A New Song for the Ice Cream Truck

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

After one researcher peeled back the racist undertones of a popular jingle played on many ice cream trucks, we looked for alternate song—and stumbled on an entire album of them.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Is Your Neighborhood Keeping You Poor?

Monday, May 12, 2014

We encourage people from poor neighborhoods to "escape" poverty, but at the same time want them stick around and "give back."

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The Takeaway

Is "Lean In" Faux Feminism?

Monday, May 12, 2014

It's been more than a year since Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg released her book "Lean In." But preeminent black feminist  bell hooks says Sandberg's philosophy isn't revolutionary.

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The Takeaway

Does the World Care About Young, Black Girls?

Friday, May 09, 2014

Social activist and feminist writer bell hooks reflects on why the world isn’t more outraged by the kidnapping of hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Genes, Race, and Human History

Thursday, May 08, 2014

New York Times science reporter Nicholas Wade discusses how the mapping of the genome is shaping new ideas about race and its role in the human story.

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The Takeaway

Why Sterling's Ban is a Drop in the Bucket

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

How does the banning of one NBA owner impact the lived racism of minorities everyday? Are sports really the right arena to examine issues of racial equality and prejudice?

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WNYC News

Sterling's Lifetime Ban: Sports Fans React

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The punishment meted out for the Clippers owner was the talk of bar-goers around Madison Square Garden.

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The Takeaway

NBA Bans Sterling For Life, Issues $2.5M Fine

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The NBA has made a decision to ban Los Angeles Clippers Owner Donald Sterling from the league for life and fine him $2.5 million—the maximum amount allowed by the league. Sterling is barred from any contact with his team or the NBA.

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The Takeaway

Sterling's Punishment Could Yield Him a Huge Profit

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

As the pressure continues to mount on the NBA, and as the Clippers lose more sponsorship deals, Sterling might find himself in the position of having to sell the team—a punishment that would earn him a huge profit.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Donald Sterling's Plantation Mindset

Monday, April 28, 2014

"I don't think you can say that the NBA tolerated him - that's much too mild" says The Washington Post's Clinton Yates. "'Emboldened' is more like it."

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