Kat Chow

Kat Chow appears in the following:

Asian Americans Divided Over Band's Trademark Battle

Thursday, January 19, 2017

The Slants want to register its name, arguing they are reappropriating a slur against Asians. But some Asian Americans are conflicted about whether it is worth opening trademark law to disparagement.


This Week In Race: A Verdict, The Donald, And The Other Donald

Friday, December 16, 2016

From two trials that reveal much about Charleston, S.C., beyond its churches to a hard look at President Obama's record on race relations, some stories you shouldn't miss from the front lines of race.


'Politically Correct': The Phrase Has Gone From Wisdom To Weapon

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Through the decades, "politically correct" has been regarded as shield and club, as cowardly and courageous. But it has meant one thing above all: confusion.


After Election, Diversity Trainers Face A New Version Of 'Us Versus Them'

Monday, November 28, 2016

Through the eyes of those who work to make companies "inclusive," the 2016 election suggests two things: Business will pick up, but it won't be business as usual.


Renewed Support For Muslim Registry Called 'Abhorrent'

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Two backers of President-elect Donald Trump invoke ignominious and discredited ideas in support of Muslim registration.


The Outlook On Race After Trump Victory: Fear, Resignation And Deja Vu

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

On Election Day, we asked our Code Switch audience to tell us what it thought about the future of race relations in the U.S.


A Moment Of Silence For The Black And Brown Talent That Grew On Vine

Friday, October 28, 2016

We'll miss Vine, but not just for its goofy, raw, six-second looped videos. We'll miss the platform for its ability to incubate young black talent.


New U.S. Census Category Proposed For People Of Middle Eastern, North African Descent

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

The U.S. Census Bureau may add a new category to its 2020 form for people of Middle Eastern or North African descent. The category — called "MENA" for short — encompasses a broad range of identities.


'Vietgone': A Sex Comedy About Mom, Dad And Refugee Camps

Friday, October 14, 2016

Playwright Qui Nguyen's latest work tells the story of how his parents met in an Arkansas refugee camp in 1975.


Asian-Americans Continue To Drift Away From The GOP, But It's A Complicated Story

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

For decades, a majority of the Vietnamese-American electorate has leaned Republican. Now Asian-Americans are more likely to register as independents, with very complex opinions on national issues.


Who Is This Restaurant For? Pt. 1: Us vs. Them

Monday, October 10, 2016

When you walk into a restaurant, you’re bombarded with signals that tell you what kind of place it is. But what happens when those signals bring certain people in, and keep others out?

In This Campaign, Clinton, Trump Flash Their Racial Credentials

Monday, October 03, 2016

Experts call it "affiliative kinships" and the "opposite of othering;" whatever you call it, when race comes up in presidential race, the candidates feel the need to establish their racial cred.


A Letter From Young Asian-Americans To Their Families About Black Lives Matter

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Shereen Marisol Meraji and Kat Chow talk to young people who crowd-sourced an open letter to their loved ones, asking them to care about police violence against black Americans.


The Code Switch Podcast, Episode 8: No Words

Saturday, July 09, 2016

It's hard to figure out what to say after this week's horrific violence, which began with two viral videos of police shooting black men and ended with a deadly attack by a gunman on police officers.


In Dallas, Fear That 'Love And Understanding Will Never Win'

Friday, July 08, 2016

As more information about the shooting that killed five police officers surfaces, we asked people from Dallas to share their stories about how conversations around race and policing are shifting.


On The Podcast: Rep Sweats, Or, 'I Don't Know If I Like This, But I Need It To Win'

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Kat and Gene hash out something they've been mulling over for a while: that feeling of obligation that you have to root for something, because it's theoretically for you.


My 'Oriental' Father: On The Words We Use To Describe Ourselves

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

President Obama recently signed a bill striking the term "Oriental" from federal law. It was a reminder for NPR's Kat Chow of the fact that her father still uses the word — to describe himself.


How The Narrator Of 'Jane The Virgin' Found His Voice

Monday, May 16, 2016

Anthony Mendez's role as Jane's unseen narrator has garnered him critical acclaim. But before Mendez was able to turn his voice into a career, he was selling tombstones for the family business.


When Is It OK To Profit From Cooking Other Cultures' Food? You Weighed In

Monday, April 04, 2016

We started a conversation about food and race. Who gets to cook and become the face of a culture's cuisine? While our question was prompted by an interview with Rick Bayless, the issue transcends him.


How The Obama Presidency Has — Or Hasn't — Shaped Latino Identity: You Weighed In

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Our most recent #NPRObamaEffect chat explored how — or whether — the Obama years have shaped how Latino communities and people across the country think about identity today.