Karen Grigsby Bates

Karen Grigsby Bates appears in the following:

What's In A Name? The History Of Karens, Beckys And Miss Anns

Wednesday, August 05, 2020

Before 2020, the Karen was known by other names. NPR's Code Switch looks at the evolution of the entitled white woman, how her name has changed, but her behavior – and its consequences – not so much.


Similarities And Differences Of George Floyd Protests And The Civil Rights Movement

Thursday, June 04, 2020

Protestors flooding the streets, chants calling for racial justice, tear gas filling in city squares — protests over George Floyd's death have a lot in common with the civil rights movement of 1968.


1968-2020: A Tale Of Two Uprisings

Wednesday, June 03, 2020

I remember how tumultuous 1968 felt. Cops in riot gear and flaming storefronts are nothing new—but this time around, things feel even more dire.


André Leon Talley Writes About Wintour, Lagerfeld In 'Chiffon Trenches'

Monday, May 25, 2020

Longtime Vogue editor André Leon Talley has a new memoir out called: The Chiffon Trenches. In it, he describes rifts with Vogue editor Anna Wintour and the late designer Karl Lagerfeld.


The Way The U.S. Census Tracks Race Has Changed Over Time

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Over the years, the United States census boxes indicating race or ethnicity have changed.


B. Smith, Restaurateur And Lifestyle Icon, Dies At 70 Of Early Onset Alzheimer's

Monday, February 24, 2020

Born Barbara Elaine Smith, she began her career as a model and went on to gain fame and influence as a restaurateur, celebrity chef, lifestyle doyenne and entertainer.


Tracing A Century-Long Tradition Of Chinese American Film

Sunday, February 09, 2020

Chinese filmmakers began making movies about the lives of the Chinese in America since World War I. And there's a direct line from them to some of Sunday's critically acclaimed Chinese American films.


Author Susan Straight Takes Us 'In The Country Of Women'

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

In her new memoir, Straight tells the story of the women in her family—her Swiss-German blood relatives and her African American, Indigenous and Creole in-laws who crossed the U.S. to settle in Calif.


Romance Writers Of America Leadership Resigns

Thursday, January 09, 2020

The president and executive director of Romance Writers of America stepped down Thursday. The powerful trade organization has been roiled by weeks of controversy over treatment of writers of color.


Racism Scandal In The Romance Writing Industry

Saturday, January 04, 2020

Claims of racism are at the heart of a scandal within the organization Romance Writers of America — a powerful industry group with a lot more going for it than heaving bosoms and swarthy pirates.


The Code Switch Holiday Book Guide

Friday, December 20, 2019

A book is still a perfect gift. So, because we're betting that some people have a bit of the procrastinator in them, here's a Code Switch gift to you: Our list of books that stuck with us this year.


The Layers Of Lasagna

Saturday, November 02, 2019

What's old is new. From ingredients to techniques, chefs are playing with that most traditional of comfort foods: lasagna. We dig in to what's between the layers from nonna to nouveau.


Former Fort Worth Officer Charged With Murder In Fatal Shooting Of Woman In Her Home

Monday, October 14, 2019

Aaron Dean fired through the window of Atatiana Jefferson's home after responding to a call from a neighbor.


Actress Diahann Carroll Dies At 84

Friday, October 04, 2019

Diahann Carroll died Friday at 84. Carroll was a Broadway, night club, and Hollywood singer and actress when NBC asked her to star in the sitcom Julia, as the first non-stereotyped Black character.


'I Will Survive' Saves Marginalized People A Spot On The Dance Floor

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Recorded after a traumatic period in the singer's life, Gloria Gaynor's disco hit quickly found its true audience: LGBT communities, survivors of domestic violence and others pushed aside by society.


Toni Morrison, Whose Soaring Novels Were Rooted In Black Lives, Dies At 88

Tuesday, August 06, 2019

Morrison was the author of Beloved, Song of Solomon and The Bluest Eye. She was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.


Red Summer In Chicago: 100 Years After The Race Riots

Saturday, July 27, 2019

100 years ago this week, some of the bloodiest race riots this country has ever experienced erupted in more than two dozen cities, including Chicago. It was known as the Red Summer.


100 Year Later, Chicago Examines What The Red Summer Means To The City And Its People

Friday, July 26, 2019

A hundred years ago this week, a bloody race riot erupted in Chicago — one of several that occurred in the U.S. after WWI. Historians and an eye witness discuss the deadly riot and what came from it.


'Chicago Defender' Ends Print Edition To Continue As An Online-Only Newspaper

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

For more than a century the Chicago Defender has chronicled Black life in America. After Wednesday it will cease its print editions.


Experts Question Corporate Inclusion Training

Friday, June 07, 2019

Sephora cosmetics stores underwent training this week after singer SZA said she was racially profiled in one of their stores. Experts in the field are divided about the training's effectiveness.