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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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The Brian Lehrer Show

BL Weekend: Manhole Explosions, Racism + Latinos & the Truth About Moods

Friday, March 20, 2015

Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them. Manhole Explosions (First) | Racism + Latinos (Starts at 11:16) | The Truth About Our Moods (Starts at 45:24)
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The Brian Lehrer Show

'The Deepest, Darkest Secret in the Latino Community'

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

After a Univision host and comedian was fired for making a racist comment about Michelle Obama, a larger public conversation is breaking out about racism among Latinos. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

NYS Budget; Latinos and Race & All About Rust

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

NYS Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins; good government groups watch the New York State budget; racism in the Latino community; Starbucks' "Race Together" campaign & what rust teaches us.

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Investigating a Murder in Mississippi

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Australian filmmaker and prankster John Safran talks about his trip to Mississippi to investigate the murder of a white national named Richard Barrett by a young black man named Vincent McGee.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

BL Weekend: Racism in Frats, the Truth & a Lie and Carmelo the Science Fellow

Friday, March 13, 2015

Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them. Racism in Frats (First) | The Truth and a Lie (Starts at 23:30) | Carmelo the Science Fellow (Starts at 37:24)
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The Brian Lehrer Show

A Greek Tragedy: Fraternities, Bigotry and Sexism

Thursday, March 12, 2015

The Atlantic's Caitlin Flanagan discusses the bigotry and sexism in American fraternities, after a video surfaced of fraternity members singing an explicitly racist song in Oklahoma.

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Selected Shorts

Against All Odds

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Growing up with snakes, and beating the odds.

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Selected Shorts

How To Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Beating the odds against racism.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

NYC's Health Commissioner on #BlackLivesMatter

Friday, February 20, 2015

NYC Health Commissioner Dr. Mary Bassett talks about her piece in the New England Journal of Medicine, where she writes about #BlackLivesMatter and racial injustices in public health.

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Storycorps

Yusor Abu-Salha and Mussarut Jabeen

Friday, February 13, 2015

In May 2014, Yusor Abu-Salha (R)–one of the victims of Tuesday’s shooting in Chapel Hill–recorded a StoryCorps interview with Mussarut Jabeen (L), who was her 3rd grade teacher. In fact, all three of the victims–Yusor, her husband, Deah Barakat, and her sister, Razan Abu-Salha–attended Jabeen’s school. Mussarut Jabeen returned recently to talk about Yusor’s death.

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Storycorps

StoryCorps 414: My Name is Yusor

Friday, February 13, 2015

In May 2014, Yusor Abu-Salha–one of the victims of Tuesday’s shooting in Chapel Hill–recorded a StoryCorps interview with Mussarut Jabeen, who was her 3rd grade teacher. In fact, all three of the victims–Yusor, her husband, Deah Barakat, and her sister, Razan Abu-Salha–attended Jabeen’s school. Mussarut Jabeen returned recently to talk about Yusor’s death.

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WNYC News

The Daily Indignities of Racism

Friday, February 13, 2015

The new Off-Broadway play "Rasheeda Speaking," starring Tony Pinkins and Dianne Wiest, is a stunning example of how racism can thrive on a micro level in everyday interactions.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Remembering David Carr, Gay Marriage, and Sex in America

Friday, February 13, 2015

The Takeaway remembers the legendary David Carr, we explore gay marriage in Alabama, and we share a highly-coveted love potion. 

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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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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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To the Best of Our Knowledge

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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BackStory

In Their Own Words

Friday, January 16, 2015

With the American History Guys

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The Leonard Lopate Show

A Child’s Unexpected Reaction to “The Talk” About Race And The Police

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Like many African-American parents, Dana Canedy recently decided to have "the talk" with her son about how he should to interact with police. She was not prepared for his response.

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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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