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Friday, July 22, 2016
More people have been Googling the term "white people" recently, perhaps prompted by this election cycle's racial issues. But we're trying to figure out a couple of other spikes over time.
Thursday, July 14, 2016
A new study looks at the link between racial bias and the Tea Party. Researchers found that people who looked at images of Barack Obama that were edited to make his skin look darker were more likely to express support for the Tea Party.
Friday, July 08, 2016
NPR correspondents talk about the aftermath and response to a deadly attack on Dallas police officers, including a statement by Attorney General Loretta Lynch. Also heard: a pastor and a police chief.
Friday, July 08, 2016
Rachel Martin talks with Gene Demby of NPR's Code Switch team about reaction on social media to the killing of five police officers in the wake of police shootings of black men earlier this week.
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
The new ESPN documentary O.J.: Made In America examines how O.J. Simpson distanced himself from black life in America — and how that same blackness was turned into a major asset during his trial.
Saturday, June 11, 2016
Correspondents, editors and producers from our newsroom share the pieces that have kept them reading, using the #NPRreads hashtag. Each weekend, we highlight some of the best stories.
Friday, June 10, 2016
"Ali was a black man who was not concerned with what white America thought of him."
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
On our inaugural episode, we're digging into how we talk about whiteness — or, really, how we don't talk about it — and hear from some folks who say it's really important that we figure out how.
Friday, May 13, 2016
When we don't acknowledge the role whiteness plays in how Americans vote, we're essentially agreeing to misidentify some of the most important dynamics of this election cycle.
Monday, April 25, 2016
Beyoncé did a thing over the weekend, which means there are a million thinkpieces on the Internet today — on blackness and feminism and celebrity — for you to wade through. But start here.
Monday, April 11, 2016
A longtime Chicago reporter, a native of the black South Side, digs into the ways segregation continues to shape the politics of her hometown, as well as her own life.
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
With a pair of provocative pieces about white working-class Trump supporters, the National Review has essentially redrawn a line in the sand.
Monday, March 14, 2016
The hit animated Disney movie is an ambitious look at racial profiling and policing. It's also evidence that these issues don't neatly lend themselves to pop culture.
Tuesday, March 08, 2016
On Friday night, I finally got to see Hamilton, the critically acclaimed musical I've been surprisingly obsessed with since Frannie Kelley's glowing write-up of the cast album last fall.
I say "surprising" because I am not a fan of musical theater, the kind of not-a-fan-of-musical-theater who pointedly self-describes ...
Wednesday, March 02, 2016
It's been only a year and a half since the social protest movement around police violence commonly referred to as Black Lives Matter emerged as a major political force.
Much of this movement's momentum-building and organizing happened on Twitter, and a fascinating new study by media scholars Charlton McIlwain, ...
Thursday, February 25, 2016
You may have read something like this over the past few weeks, in the run-up to this year's hotly contested Academy Awards ceremony:
"The fact that there is an absence of African-American nominees at the awards this year is something I'm less concerned about than how that reflects on ...
Friday, January 29, 2016
So. Macklemore. I suppose we have to talk about Macklemore.
By now you've heard — or heard about — the white Seattle rapper's nine-minute song "White Privilege II," about his tricky relationship with hip-hop and black protest movements. It's typical Macklemore — earnest, more than a little hamfisted — and ...
Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Over at The Atlantic, Angelica Jade Bastîen has a smart essay pushing back on the supposed benefits of "colorblind casting" in Hollywood — that is, putting actors of color in roles that weren't explicitly written as people of color.
She points to Oscar Isaac, the prolific, charismatic actor who ...
Thursday, December 24, 2015
When NPR's Steve Inskeep sat down with President Obama for his year end interview, the president said he is optimistic about where the country is heading. We explore the topic further.
Friday, December 18, 2015
NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Gene Demby of NPR's Code Switch team about his recent article, "The Long, Necessary History of 'Whiny' Black Protesters At College."