Race Ethnicity & Culture http://www.kunc.org en A Woman Wrestles With A Disturbing Family Memento http://www.kunc.org/post/woman-wrestles-disturbing-family-memento <em>NPR</em><em> </em><em>continues a series of conversations about</em><em> </em><em><a href="http://theracecardproject.com/" target="_blank">The Race Card Project</a>,</em><em> </em><em>where thousands of people have submitted their thoughts on race and cultural identity in six words. Wed, 02 Jul 2014 07:45:00 +0000 NPR Staff 58471 at http://www.kunc.org A Woman Wrestles With A Disturbing Family Memento Remembering A Civil Rights Swim-In: 'It Was A Milestone' http://www.kunc.org/post/remembering-civil-rights-swim-it-was-milestone On June 18, 1964, black and white protesters jumped into the whites-only pool at the Monson Motor Lodge in St. Augustine, Fla. In an attempt to force them out, the owner of the hotel poured acid into the pool.<p>Martin Luther King Jr. had planned the sit-in during the St. Augustine Movement, a part of the larger civil rights movement. The protest — and the owner's acidic response — is largely forgotten today, but it played a role in the passing of the Civil Rights Act, now celebrating its 50th anniversary.<p>J.T. Fri, 13 Jun 2014 07:04:00 +0000 NPR Staff 57699 at http://www.kunc.org Remembering A Civil Rights Swim-In: 'It Was A Milestone' 'Unmosqued' Examines Muslim Variant Of Unchurched Youth http://www.kunc.org/post/unmosqued-examines-muslim-variant-unchurched-youth There's a new film screening on American college campuses this spring that's sparking lively debate among Muslim students. <em>Unmosqued </em>depicts a younger generation of American Muslims drifting away from Islam, and it argues that mosques bear the blame.<p>Recently several hundred people gathered at the Webb Foundation to celebrate Mawlid, the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad. The foundation is named after an early American convert to Islam. There's no dome, minaret or even a building. Fri, 23 May 2014 10:03:00 +0000 56882 at http://www.kunc.org 'Unmosqued' Examines Muslim Variant Of Unchurched Youth Six Words: 'You've Got To Be Taught' Intolerance http://www.kunc.org/post/six-words-youve-got-be-taught-intolerance <em>NPR continues a series of conversations about </em><a href="http://theracecardproject.com/">The Race Card Project</a>, <em>where thousands of people have submitted their thoughts on race and cultural identity in six words. Every so often, NPR Host/Special Correspondent Michele Norris will dip into those six-word stories to explore issues surrounding race and cultural identity for </em>Morning Edition<em>.</em><p>"You've Got to Be Carefully Taught". Mon, 19 May 2014 11:58:00 +0000 Michele Norris 56698 at http://www.kunc.org Six Words: 'You've Got To Be Taught' Intolerance Before 'Brown V. Board,' Mendez Fought California's Segregated Schools http://www.kunc.org/post/brown-v-board-mendez-fought-californias-segregated-schools Sylvia Mendez says the only reason she wanted to go to an all-white school in California's Westminster District in the 1940s was because of its beautiful playground. The school that she and other Latino students were forced to attend didn't have monkey bars or swings.<p>"I was 9 years old," she says. "I just thought my parents wanted us to go to the nice-looking school."<p>But her parents, Gonzalo and Felicitas, were fighting for integration. Seven years before the Supreme Court's landmark decision in <em>Brown v. Fri, 16 May 2014 11:58:00 +0000 Shereen Marisol Meraji 56594 at http://www.kunc.org Before 'Brown V. Board,' Mendez Fought California's Segregated Schools