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Haters Gonna Hate, As Shown On A Map

Saturday, June 01, 2013

Note: This post contains strong language, including racial and ethnic slurs.

Geography professor Monica Stephens has spent a lot of time putting haters on the map. Over at Humboldt State University in California where she is a professor, Stephens and a team of undergraduate students spent a year ...


Puerto Ricans Find Coors' Toast In Poor Taste

Friday, May 31, 2013

Community activists in New York are angry after MillerCoors placed a Puerto Rican flag on a special edition, 24-ounce beer can. The can was designed to promote the annual Puerto Rican Day parade.

Parade organizers approved a commemorative Coors Light can adorned with a Puerto Rican flag in the shape ...


The Questions People Get Asked About Their Race

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Since Code Switch launched, friends and people on Twitter have been sharing examples of questions they've been asked about their race or culture that they've found interesting, awkward or just plain offensive.

We were intrigued when we saw this question posted on AskReddit: "What's one question you've been dying to ...


What's The Most Ridiculous Question You've Been Asked?

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

AskReddit is a section on the popular website Reddit where folks post pretty philosophical, sometimes abstract questions about things like how not to procrastinate, what surprises Americans about Europe and people's best one-liners.

AskReddit is also the best place on the Internet to talk about race.*

And ...


Former GOP Hispanic Outreach Director Now A Democrat

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

The Republican National Committee's former Hispanic Outreach Director in Florida, Pablo Pantoja, announced Monday that he's switching parties.

Pantoja explained his decision to become a Democrat in an e-mail that was first published by the Florida Nation.

"It doesn't take much to see the culture of intolerance surrounding ...


'Seeking Asian Female' Takes A Close Look At A Fetish

Saturday, May 11, 2013

It's hard to watch Seeking Asian Female, Debbie Lum's uncomfortably close look at the phenomenon some call "yellow fever" — when usually non-Asian men fetishize Asian women as romantic or sexual partners — without squirming. And at first, it seems like it wasn't so easy for Lum to document the ...


Neighbor In The Ohio Kidnapping And Rescue Case Goes Viral

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

We'd like to hear your thoughts as this story about Charles Ramsey and the Ohio kidnapping and rescue case develops. There are many implications about race and class. What are you most curious about?

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On Celebrating 'Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month'

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Today marks the start of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, which you may or may not have known.

APAHM came about when Congress passed a resolution in 1978 to designate a week to celebrate Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. They chose May because it's when the first Japanese ...


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."

Lee, ...


Six Moments Of Code-Switching In Popular Culture

Friday, April 12, 2013

All this week, pegged to our launch, we've been doing stories of code-switching, the practice of mixing languages or ways of expressing yourself in conversation. In popular culture, celebrities and others have shown us all sorts of motivations of why someone might employ code-switching. Here are some of ...


How The Internet Reacted To 'Accidental Racist'

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Earlier today, Ellen interviewed Brad Paisley about "Accidental Racist."

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