Shereen Marisol Meraji

Shereen Marisol Meraji appears in the following:

As Los Angeles Burned, The Border Patrol Swooped In

Thursday, April 27, 2017

People often remember tensions between African-Americans, white police officers and Korean business owners. That story gets more complicated when you step into a predominantly Latino neighborhood.


Puerto Rican Migrants Search For Identity In Massachusetts

Thursday, March 02, 2017

For Puerto Ricans, the question of statehood and their status as American citizens makes identity a complicated topic. One Puerto Rico woman living in western Massachusetts talks about this tension.


4 Black Directors Nominated For Best Documentary Oscar

Thursday, February 09, 2017

For the first time, four black directors are among the nominees in the best documentary feature category. Three of them made films that deal explicitly with race and race relations in America.


Paying Homage To The Female Athletes Who Blazed The Way In Sports

Sunday, January 01, 2017

Filmmaker Molly Schiot documents the paths of women who led the way in various sports in the book Game Changers: The Unsung Heroines of Sports History.


Refugee Resettlement Evokes Fear, Debate In Montana

Monday, October 17, 2016

The town of Missoula, Mont., is accepting refugees for the first time in a quarter century. That prospect is evoking fear and conspiracy theories about Islam and terrorism in more conservative communities outside Missoula.


Episode 13: Struggling School, Or Sanctuary?

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Black kids are disproportionately affected by school closures. Shereen Marisol Meraji reports on what it's like when a predominantly black neighborhood loses its only public high school.


A Letter From Young Asian-Americans To Their Families About Black Lives Matter

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Shereen Marisol Meraji and Kat Chow talk to young people who crowd-sourced an open letter to their loved ones, asking them to care about police violence against black Americans.


What Happens When Your Town's Only High School Closes?

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Schools are closing across America. On this episode of Embedded, we explore what that means for a town losing the neighborhood high school that's been around for over a century.


Central American Kids Recall Brutal Journey To U.S. In 'Shelter'

Thursday, April 07, 2016

Shelter is a play based on interviews with Central American kids about their harrowing experiences migrating north. NPR's Code Switch team talks with the youth who inspired the play, the playwright and the actors about the production.


Sex And 'An African City': A Steamy Ghanaian Show You Don't Want To Miss

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Five African women who came of age abroad make their way back to Accra, Ghana, as adult professionals looking for love — and end up grappling with where they fit into this place they call "home."


Film Portrays A 'Perfect Storm' That Led To Unwanted Sterilizations For Many Latinas

Sunday, January 31, 2016

About 40 years ago, Consuelo Hermosillo went to the hospital for an emergency cesarean section. Against her will, she left unable to have more children. No Más Bebés airs tonight on PBS.


Soccer Star Abby Wambach To Play Final Game Tonight

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Abby Wambach will play her final game for the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team Wednesday night. NPR talked to her former coaches, fans and the star herself on what she's meant to the game.


#NPRreads: 3 Stories To Linger Over This Weekend

Saturday, December 12, 2015

#NPRreads is a weekly feature on Twitter and on The Two-Way. The premise is simple: Correspondents, editors and producers from our newsroom share the pieces that have kept them reading, using the #NPRreads hashtag. Each weekend, we highlight some of the best stories.

From White House correspondent Tamara Keith:


A Politician Walks Into King Taco ... A Look At The Political Term 'Hispandering'

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

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


San Bernardino Authorities Identify Suspects In Shooting That Killed 14

Thursday, December 03, 2015

A man and a woman, wearing "assault-style clothing" were killed in a shootout with police, says Police Chief Jarrod Burguan. A third person is detained but their connection has been determined yet.


At Least 14 Dead, 17 Wounded In San Bernardino, Calif., Shooting

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

There continues to be an active, fluid situation in San Bernardino, Calif., hours after gunmen stormed a center for people with disabilities. The police say at least one suspect has been killed.


Suspects Remain At Large After Shooting In San Bernardino, Calif.

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

San Bernardino's police chief said based on the information they have now, the shooters appeared to be "on a mission." The attack left at least 14 dead and 14 wounded.


What Gets Made In LA Is Way More Than Movies

Monday, November 30, 2015

The LA area is home to the most manufacturing jobs in the U.S., from clothes to metal parts to new aerospace tech. Companies have reinvented themselves, even as they struggle to find skilled workers.


California Student Killed In Paris Remembered As A 'Firecracker'

Monday, November 16, 2015

Nohemi Gonzalez, 23, was the first American identified as a victim of the Paris terrorist attacks. She was an exchange student from California State University, Long Beach studying industrial design.


If The Shoe Fits: The Rise Of The Stylish Comfort Shoe

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

When it comes to women's shoes, fashion often trumps function. But as women age, comfort starts to compete with style. Cue the rise of the trendy comfort shoe.