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What questions do you have about race and Chicago? Code Switch wants to answer them

Wednesday, September 07, 2022

Code Switch wants to answer your questions about race that pertain to the city of Chicago. But before we can answer them, we need you to send us your questions to us!


VIDEO: Is 'POC' Outdated? Maybe. But It Also Has A Measurable Superpower

Friday, December 11, 2020

Is it time to say R.I.P. to POC? And, if so, is BIPOC the new kid on the block? In this video, Code Switch co-host Shereen Marisol Meraji digs in.


A New Memoir Talks 'Riding Shotgun' With Whitney Houston

Friday, January 31, 2020

From the day they met as teenagers, Robyn Crawford was by Whitney Houston's side. In her new memoir A Song For You: My Life With Whitney Houston, Crawford speaks in depth about their long friendship.


How 'Namaste' Flew Away From Us

Friday, January 17, 2020

"Namaste" has a meaning among Hindi speakers. But in the U.S., the word has been wrangled out of its context and tossed around to mean whatever people want it to.


'Your Body Being Used': Where Prisoners Who Can't Vote Fill Voting Districts

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

The U.S. census counts incarcerated people as residents of where they are imprisoned. In many prison towns, that has led to voting districts made up primarily of prisoners who can't vote.


A Bouquet Of Poets For National Poetry Month

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Looks like this year, April showers brought April flowers. As in, a bouquet of outstanding poets. So stop and smell the roses, my friends.


Ready For A Linguistic Controversy? Say 'Mmhmm'

Friday, August 17, 2018

Mmhmm is a small word that's often used unconsciously. But it can actually tell us a lot about language, bias and the trans-Atlantic slave trade.


Why Painting A Black Boy's Nails Isn't 'Going Against His Culture'

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Being a kid who defies gender norms is tough. It can be even tougher when you're also contending with pressures — and stereotypes — tied to your race.


White Skin, Black Emojis?

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

This week on Ask Code Switch: Is it OK for a white teenager to use emojis that don't match her skin color? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯