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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.


On Columbus Day, A Look At The Myth That 'All The Real Indians Died Off'

Monday, October 10, 2016

Two Native American authors tackle the perpetual challenge of combating ignorance, stereotypes and the notion that there's such a thing as a "real" Indian.


The People's Guide To Navigating Racial Awkwardness

Friday, September 30, 2016

What are the best strategies for responding to uncomfortable racial comments? We asked, you delivered. Here are some of our favorite ideas.


Realizing Tupac Wasn't Cool, 20 Years Later

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

I was probably 9 years old at the height of my obsession with Tupac's "Hail Mary." I didn't know what I was capable of then, but I was not to be trifled with.


At The Sacred Stone Camp, A Coalition Joins Forces To Protect The Land

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Hundreds of Native Americans and their supporters have gathered in North Dakota to protest the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline.


Check Out This 1999 Profile Of The Late, Great Juan Gabriel

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Juan Gabriel stayed true to his roots, even when it wasn't easy. This Los Angeles Times piece takes a look at why that was.


Remembering Juan Gabriel With NPR's Felix Contreras, Adrian Florido And Eyder Peralta

Monday, August 29, 2016

Join Code Switch and Alt-Latino today at 3pm EST for a Facebook Live chat about the late, great Mexican superstar Juan Gabriel.


'Southside With You' Has Us Asking: Where Is The Love In Black Movies?

Friday, August 26, 2016

The movie Southside with You is opening in theaters. The film follows Michelle and Barack Obama's very first date, and shows something we don't get too see too often in film: black romance.