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Asian Americans In Hollywood Still Waiting For The Spotlight

Thursday, May 18, 2017

In the meantime, some are producing their own shows or creating material for alternative platforms like YouTube.


Picturing Queer Africans In The Diaspora

Friday, May 12, 2017

A photographer uses his lens to peer through perceptions of queerness in his ancestral home.


How A Traffic Fine Can Lead To Jail Time In California

Thursday, May 04, 2017

Traffic fines in California have an outsize effect on low-income drivers and minorities.


'Black-ish' Star Yara Shahidi, An Unofficial Ambassador For Gen Z

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.


'The Handmaid's Tale' Is Among A Resurgence Of Dystopian Literature

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.


This Week In Race: A House That Flew Over The Ocean And A Man Who Didn't Get To Fly

Friday, April 14, 2017

You could say it's been a pretty turbulent week on the race beat.


Prince Contained Multitudes, New Book Confirms

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."


A New Card Game Asks, 'Who's Blacker?'

Thursday, March 16, 2017

What does it mean to be black? What does it mean to be blacker?


People Of Color Accounted For 22 Percent Of Children's Books Characters In 2016

Friday, February 17, 2017

In 2016, people of color wrote or illustrated fewer than a quarter of new children's books. Here's why that matters.


The Environmental Consequences Of A Wall On The U.S.-Mexico Border

Friday, February 17, 2017

Discussions of a border wall happen at the intersection of environmental and civil rights.


You Like Code Switch. Now Tell Us What You Think

Thursday, February 09, 2017

Complete our audience survey and tell us how you really feel about Code Switch.


You Can Vote On Whose Face Goes On This Famous Mural Next

Friday, January 27, 2017

Ben's Chili Bowl, the D.C. restaurant famous for its half-smokes and civil rights ties, is preparing to replace its landmark mural to help "heal the country." And you get a say.


Dakota Access Pipeline Foes: We Aren't Done Fighting Yet

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Opponents of the Dakota Access and Keystone XL pipelines say that President Trump's new executive memo is a disappointment. But it's one that they have been gearing up for.


As Trump Is Sworn In, Supporters Debate His Role In Healing Racial Wounds

Friday, January 20, 2017

Fans of the new president say he could do some good in improving race relations in America. But they say the solution can't be left to him alone.


Will Racism End When Old Bigots Die?

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Do people still believe the age-old notion that the next generation will deliver us from racism? Code Switch asked young and old(er). They rarely agreed on the answer.


This Week In Race: Racism, Racism And, To Salve Your Soul, John Legend

Friday, December 09, 2016

Everywhere we looked in the news this week — in prisons, politics, online — we found strains of racism. It even shows up from beyond the grave.


The Standing Rock Resistance Is Unprecedented (It's Also Centuries Old)

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Many say the Dakota Access Pipeline resistance is beyond anything they've experienced before. But there are preludes in Native American history, and you don't have to look too far back to find them.


Does It Matter When A White CEO Says 'Black Lives Matter'?

Thursday, November 10, 2016

AT&T's CEO, along with Ben & Jerry's and Starbucks, have waded into the rough waters of race. We ask some experts whether that makes a difference, and the answer is ... complicated.


When These Latinos Tell Immigration Stories, They Push Beyond Fairy Tales

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Latino colleagues from across NPR shared their family stories for Hispanic Heritage Month, exposing a rich array of experiences: loss, longing, contradiction and triumph.


Black, Jewish And Avoiding The Synagogue On Yom Kippur

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

It's one thing when outsiders don't recognize my faith. It's a different kind of sadness when I'm made to feel like a stranger in the synagogue.