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Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Some years the virus would wipe out a tenth of the population, earning New Orleans the nickname "Necropolis." The gruesome disease killed thousands, scapegoated immigrants and upheld white supremacy.
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Many people have surmised the mega-star learned her knack for extensive personalization from her country roots. But there's another genre that is perhaps equally responsible for her sound: hip-hop.
Wednesday, August 01, 2018
A lot has changed in the U.S. over two centuries. One thing that hasn't? How we talk about poor white people.
Monday, July 30, 2018
Our Word Watch series explores the term "white trash." Some people embrace it. But experts say it demeans both the people it's applied to and people of color.
Thursday, July 05, 2018
There are lots of misconceptions about dark skin and sunshine. One of the most common? That black people can't get skin cancer.
Monday, June 04, 2018
In a new book, historian Marc Dollinger argues that the conventional wisdom of Jewish and African-American harmony during the civil rights era is flawed. And that the real story has lessons for today.
Monday, March 19, 2018
Black boys raised in America, even in the wealthiest families, still earn less as adults than white boys with similar backgrounds. That's according to a new study from the Equality of Opportunity Project, which looked at U.S. Census data to study the lives of 20 million children.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talked to Mélisande Short-Colomb, whose family was once enslaved by Georgetown University. Now, at 63, Short-Colomb has enrolled as a freshman there.
Friday, July 28, 2017
Stuck in a racial quandary? We got your back.
Thursday, June 29, 2017
As we light a candle on the Code Switch podcast's birthday cake, our team looks back on the stories that mattered.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
The Top Dawg singer's new album is as dreamy as we all hoped it would be. Code Switch and NPR Music tapped in a few members of the NPR fam to chat with us about how SZA and Ctrl resonates with them.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
The Pan-African flag, designed by Marcus Garvey in 1920, was intended as an expression of black liberation. It's still used around the world.
Thursday, June 08, 2017
We got more than 100 letters from our listeners about how y'all feel like fakes. Here are some of our favorites.
Thursday, May 18, 2017
In the meantime, some are producing their own shows or creating material for alternative platforms like YouTube.
Friday, May 12, 2017
A photographer uses his lens to peer through perceptions of queerness in his ancestral home.
Thursday, May 04, 2017
Traffic fines in California have an outsize effect on low-income drivers and minorities.
Wednesday, May 03, 2017
Yara Shahidi is not all like the character she plays on ABC's Black-ish. But the actor and her character have hit a lot of the same milestones at the same time.
Sunday, April 23, 2017
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood was a best-seller list after the 2016 election. We reread the dystopian classic to prep for a new TV miniseries that begins next week.
Friday, April 14, 2017
You could say it's been a pretty turbulent week on the race beat.
Sunday, April 09, 2017
Prince on defining his music: "The only thing I could think of, because I really don't like categories, but the only thing I could think of is inspirational."