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More On Nate Parker And 'Birth Of A Nation': Join Our Twitter Chat, 2PM EST

Friday, August 26, 2016

On this week's podcast, we dug into rape allegations filed 17 years ago against the highly lauded black actor and director. Join Gene Demby and the Code Switch team to continue the conversation.


All Mixed Up: What Do We Call People Of Multiple Backgrounds?

Thursday, August 25, 2016

The share of multiracial children in America has multiplied tenfold in the past 50 years. It's a good time to take stock of our shared vocabulary when it comes to describing Americans like me.


Roundup: Smart Thoughts On Ryan Lochte And White Privilege

Friday, August 19, 2016

As it becomes increasingly clear that Lochte fabricated parts of his story, an interesting thought experiment emerges: What would happen if white athletes were treated like black athletes?


Simone Manuel Wins Olympic Gold. That's A Really Big Deal

Friday, August 12, 2016

When the 20-year-old won gold Thursday night, she wasn't just an athlete excelling at her sport. She was a symbol for what should have been self-evident all along: Swimming is for everyone.


DOJ's Withering Baltimore Report Says 'What Black Folks Have Been Saying For Decades'

Friday, August 12, 2016

"I don't know people who weren't aware of the stats that were just published. ... We already know the score," says D. Watkins, an author and journalist who grew up in the city.


The Obamas And The White House's Slave Legacy

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

The Obamas have repeatedly used their platform to remind the public that the White House was built by slaves. Of course, not everyone is enthralled, or even convinced that this history is real.


46 Stops: On 'The Driving Life And Death Of Philando Castile'

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Gene Demby talks with NPR's Cheryl Corley and Eyder Peralta, who reported on Philando Castile's encounters with local police — 46 of them — before he was killed during a traffic stop.


'Bias Remains:' A Week Of Strong Words On Race

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Days of devastating events rooted in the tension between African-Americans and police prompt political leaders to speak frankly about bigotry and what they think should be done to stop it.


The Code Switch Podcast, Episode 8: Black And Blue

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Black police officers live on both sides of the debate over race and policing. In this week's episode, they weigh in on the limits of force diversity in bridging gaps between black people and cops.


In Dallas, Fear That 'Love And Understanding Will Never Win'

Friday, July 08, 2016

As more information about the shooting that killed five police officers surfaces, we asked people from Dallas to share their stories about how conversations around race and policing are shifting.


Two Days, Two Deaths: The Police Shootings Of Alton Sterling And Philando Castile

Thursday, July 07, 2016

Two videos of black men who were shot to death by police — one in Minnesota and one in Louisiana — are sparking passionate responses in the media and on the streets.


Brexit: What's Race Got To Do With It?

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Why did the U.K. just vote for something so economically disastrous? Some point to racial tension resulting from record levels of immigration within the EU.


A Festival For Mixed-Race Storytellers — And Everyone Else, Too

Monday, June 20, 2016

The Mixed Remixed festival isn't just for folks who are multiracial. It's about connecting people from all over the world who aren't always seen as belonging together.


How LGBTQ People Of Color Are Dealing With Orlando: Code Switch Podcast, Episode 4

Thursday, June 16, 2016

The tragedy in Orlando shook many people in communities that already feel vulnerable: LGBTQ Americans, Latinos, Muslims, immigrant families, and those living at the intersection of these identities.


What Queer Muslims Are Saying About The Orlando Shooting

Monday, June 13, 2016

Since the tragic attack on a gay nightclub in Orlando, many queer Muslims have spoken out about living at the intersection of two marginalized identities. Here's what some folks had to say.


Code Switch Podcast, Episode 2: Being 'Outdoorsy' When You're Black Or Brown

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

On this episode, Shereen and Adrian take a look at why being "outdoorsy" can get complicated when you're a person of color in America.


Taylor Swift, Aryan Goddess?

Friday, May 27, 2016

Haters (of a multicultural society) gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate. Meanwhile, Swift will continue to bask in her utterly unremarkable whiteness.


Candice Hoyes Sings Blackness, Womanhood And History On Her Debut Jazz Album

Monday, May 23, 2016

When Candice Hoyes sings, she's channeling a legacy of black women in jazz. Her album, On a Turquoise Cloud, celebrates the genre's storied roots.


Obama Gets All In His Blackness At Howard

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Some applauded the president's speech at the historic black university as a break from "respectability politics" that demean African-Americans. Other saw it as more of the same.


Was It Good, Bad Or Ugly? Takes On Larry Wilmore's Jokes At Correspondents' Dinner

Monday, May 02, 2016

Some say the Nightly Show host utterly bombed his routine at Saturday's White House Correspondents' Dinner. Others say he simply had a different crowd in mind.