Shereen Marisol Meraji

Shereen Marisol Meraji appears in the following:

The Not-So-Life-Changing Magic Of Self-Help Books

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Are self-help books actually helpful? That's the question Kristen Meinzer sought to answer in her upcoming book, How to Be Fine: What We Learned From Living by the Rules Of 50 Self-Help Books.


Friendships and Race

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

When did race become a flash point between you and a close friend?

Code Switch: Cross-Racial Relationships

Monday, January 27, 2020

How does race play a role in close friendships? NPR's Code Switch team and member station WNYC's Death Sex and Money podcast tackle this question.


Ask Code Switch: What About Your Friends?

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Your stories about race and friendship brought up a lot of questions. Our friends at NPR's Code Switch podcast have some answers.


Remembering The Lynching Of Claude Neal

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Eighty-five years ago, one of the most gruesome lynchings took place in the Florida panhandle. Some people there want to make sure the story will never be forgotten.


Code Switch: Saving The Endangered Hawaiian Language

Monday, October 14, 2019

By the 1980s, fewer than 50 Hawaiians under age 18 could speak their language. A handful of second-language speakers took it upon themselves to start a school where everything is taught in Hawaiian.


Is 'Race Science' Making A Comeback?

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

We talked to Angela Saini, author of the new book Superior: The Return of Race Science, about how race isn't real (but you know ... still is) and how race science crept its way into the 21st century.


Primary Season Is Here And 'Hispandering' Is Back

Thursday, June 27, 2019

It wouldn't be an election without a good, old-fashioned, racially charged pun.


Meet Marsai Martin, The Youngest Executive Producer In Hollywood

Thursday, April 11, 2019

She's 14 years old and about to make her big-screen debut in the comedy Little. You may already know her from the ABC sitcom Black-ish — but now, Martin is also taking bigger reins.


The Student Strike That Changed Higher Ed Forever

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Black students at San Francisco State College walked out in a protest that led to the rise of ethnic studies departments at colleges and universities around the country.


50 Years Ago Students Shut Down This College To Demand Ethnic Studies Courses

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Fifty years ago, a multi-racial coalition of students shut down the campus of San Francisco State College demanding a curriculum that reflected their history.


When It Comes To Race, Eating Disorders Don't Discriminate

Sunday, March 03, 2019

People with eating disorders are too often portrayed as white, skinny young women. One group is trying to spread the word that eating disorders affect people of every race, gender and body size.


How Eating Disorders Can Affect Anyone

Thursday, February 28, 2019

One organization is trying to get the word out that anyone can get an eating disorder, regardless of a person's race, ethnicity or gender.


With Trump At The Border, A Look Back At U.S. Immigration Policy

Thursday, January 10, 2019

President Trump continues his quest to curb illegal immigration at the U.S.-Mexico border. One expert says there have always been ebbs and flows to how welcoming the U.S. is to immigrants.


American Anthem: The Staying Power Of 'La Bamba'

Wednesday, November 07, 2018

For generations of Mexican-Americans, what we now know as Ritchie Valens' mega hit has long been an anthem of cultural pride and resistance. (This piece initially aired Oct. 14, 2018 on ATC).


Through Slavery, Segregation And More, 'La Bamba' Has Been The Sound Of Survival

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Sixty years ago, a Mexican folk tune sung entirely in Spanish became a rock and roll phenomenon. Generations after Ritchie Valens, young Latinos are still harnessing its power.


The 'Young Black Man' Who Reluctantly Became An NRA-Certified Instructor

Sunday, October 14, 2018

RJ Young developed an interest in guns in order to bond with his white father-in-law. The experience is chronicled is his new book, Let It Bang.


Code Switch: Transracial Adoptees On Their Racial Identity And Sense Of Self

Saturday, October 13, 2018

NPR's Code Switch podcast looks at race and identity in America. In this episode, NPR's Shereen Marisol Meraji and Gene Demby talk about transracial adoption.


'Sorry To Bother You' Brings Magical Realism To The World Of Telemarketing

Thursday, July 05, 2018

Oakland rapper Boots Riley makes his directorial debut with Sorry to Bother You. He calls it "an absurdist dark comedy with magical realism and science fiction inspired by the world of telemarketing."


What Happens When Groups Of People Are Described As Animals

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Describing groups of people as animals, using language like, "hunt them down" and "infestation" is an age old tactic to influence public opinion. And, it works. History shows when dehumanizing language is repeated, people start seeing their fellow human beings as sub-human.