Shereen Marisol Meraji

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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.


Challenging Family Conversations On Mother's Day

Sunday, May 13, 2018

We all struggle with how to talk with our family about race and identity. We have advice for parents about these challenging conversations.


Black And Gray ... And Brown: A Tattoo Style's Chicano Roots

Sunday, April 15, 2018

A style of tattooing called "black and gray realism" has its roots in East Los Angeles' Chicano culture. It moved from penal institutions, to the barrios, to high-end tattoo shops around the world.


The Roots Of 'Black And Gray Realism' Tattoos

Thursday, April 12, 2018

A popular style of tattooing called "black and gray realism" has its roots in East LA's Chicano culture. It moved from California prisons in the 1970s to high-end tattoo shops worldwide.


'Se Que Soy': Amara La Negra Embraces Her Afro-Latinidad

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

As the breakout star of Love & Hip Hop: Miami, Amara isn't afraid of tackling colorism in the Latin community. "Somebody needs to say something," she says.


2 Sisters In Los Angeles Are DREAMers But Only 1 Is Covered By DACA

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

DREAMers Miriam Gonzalez Avila and Abigail Gonzalez are paying attention to the immigration debate. One is covered under DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy, but the other isn't.


More Than Half Of Latinos Surveyed Say Applying To College Wasn't Discussed With Them

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

A poll asked: When you were growing up, were you encouraged to apply to college, discouraged from applying or was this never discussed?


Could A Census Without A Leader Spell Trouble In 2020?

Saturday, July 15, 2017

The resignation of the U.S. Census Bureau's director, John Thompson, months before his term was to expire stunned the statistical community and raised anxieties about the 2020 count.


The Many Myths of Tupac Shakur

Thursday, June 22, 2017

For Tupac Shakur, moments when the lines between the man and the myth started to blur.