Karen Grigsby Bates appears in the following:
Barrier-Breaking Surfer's Legacy A Reminder Of Work To Do
Monday, June 03, 2013
The Saturday morning fog was burning off above the part of Santa Monica's beach known as the Inkwell. It's the stretch of sand to which black Southern Californians were relegated by de facto segregation until the 1960s.
Men, women and children walked across the sand in wet suits, carrying surfboards. ...
History Makes Hiring Household Help A Complex Choice
Friday, May 24, 2013
Sheryl Sandberg's best-seller Lean In has sparked a national debate among women about reaching for success in the workplace. But in order for women to lean in to their ambition and spend the arduous hours embracing the success Sandberg urges them to, they need to lean on support at home. ...
Benson Lee Goes 'Seoul Searching'
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Filmmaker Benson Lee believes that on the quest for success in America, comparatively speaking, "Asians have done pretty well."
"They have the highest income [and] spend the most money on entertainment," Lee says.
But, he says, there's one drawback: "They're the least satisfied with their image in the media."
Mexican-American Civil Rights Activist Salvador Castro Dies
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Dumbfoundead: A Rising Star In A Genre In Transition
Monday, April 15, 2013
This story is part of a series from Code Switch — NPR's new team covering race, ethnicity and culture — about America's demographic shift from a mostly-white country to a truly multiracial one, and the other cultural transitions we'll see as a result.
Say "rapper" and many people often ...
A World Of Advice For Those Who Try To Code-Switch
Thursday, April 11, 2013
This is an occasional collection of stuff that makes NPR Code Switch's Karen Grigsby Bates shake her head.
There were plenty of rumors flying around during O.J. Simpson's Trial of the Century, but one of the most interesting was the allegation that at some point before he became an actor/broadcaster/corporate ...
'American Winter' Families Struggle To Survive Fall From Middle Class
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
It's a visual no parent wants to picture: a child describing what it's like to live in a house with no power for lights, heat or cooking. For many middle-class American parents, it's hard to imagine their family ever facing a situation like that. But a new HBO documentary suggests ...