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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Friday, April 29, 2016
On Friday, Code Switch's Gene Demby and Hidden Brain's Shankar Vedantam led a Twitter chat to discuss what it's like to be a person of color participating in the sharing economy.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
In "Lemonade," Beyoncé's much-discussed visual album, a girl resplendent in white plumage appears. It's a nod to the pop star's New Orleans roots and loaded with the region's racial history.
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
A year ago, 25-year-old Freddie Gray died of injuries he sustained while in police custody. His family, neighborhood and the whole of Baltimore are still grappling with his loss.
Thursday, April 14, 2016
A video titled "27 Questions Black People Have For Black People" misses a whole lotta history when it comes to black people in America.
Friday, April 08, 2016
Many found Bill Clinton's reaction to protesters on Thursday awkward and offensive. But will it have a lasting effect on Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign? Here's what critics are saying.
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Our most recent #NPRObamaEffect chat explored how — or whether — the Obama years have shaped how Latino communities and people across the country think about identity today.
Saturday, March 19, 2016
Many people have decried the casting of Zoe Saldana in upcoming biopic Nina, but Ta-Nehisi Coates digs deep into why this choice struck a nerve.
Monday, March 14, 2016
If you enjoy rap, allow Brandon Perry, aka K.A.A.N., to make your day.
Monday, February 22, 2016
Last week, Code Switch raised the curtain on "The Obama Effect," our quest to understand what the nation's first black president has to do with the big national conversations on identity and inclusion swirling in full force right now.
That quest began with you. On Friday, we took to ...
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Onstage, Misty Copeland's career revolves — chaînés? — around making hard work look easy. She breezes through Under Armour commercials and brisés through book signings, but she's most famous for defying gravity onstage with American Ballet Theatre. ABT's first black principal dancer, Copeland has been lighting up the ...
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
In 1996, when Dominque Dawes became the first black woman to win an individual gymnastics medal at the Atlanta Summer Olympics, critics said her look wasn't quite right.
In 2012, Gabby Douglas became the first black woman to win the title of individual all-around champion at the London Summer ...
Thursday, January 28, 2016
Once in a blue moon*, the film industry makes a decision that leaves us speechless. We'd barely gotten our balance after laugh-crying over #OscarsSoWhite before Thursday's big reveal: the decision to cast white actor Joseph Fiennes as Michael Jackson in a new 9/11 ensemble road trip comedy. We ...
Thursday, January 14, 2016
There's been a lot of conversation lately about people of color dealing with "only one in the room" syndrome in the workplace. But in 2016, it's still remarkably easy to be the only person of color in any given social situation. My Code Switch teammate Gene Demby and I ...