Race Ethnicity & Culture


Fri July 19, 2013

40 Years Later, A Black-And-White Photo Gets New Life

Originally published on Fri July 19, 2013 4:38 am



Let's hear, now, from someone else who has been thinking about the issues brought up by the Trayvon Martin-George Zimmerman case.


He's Joe Crachiola, and his thoughts went to a photograph that he took exactly 40 years ago.

MONTAGNE: It shows a small group of black and white children stopping their play to throw their arms around each other on what looks like a hot city street in a suburb of Detroit.

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Fri July 19, 2013
Code Switch

How To Fight Racial Bias When It's Silent And Subtle

Originally published on Fri July 19, 2013 6:00 pm

Researchers say it may be possible to temporarily reduce racial biases.
Images.com Corbis

In the popular imagination and in conventional discourse — especially in the context of highly charged news events such as the shooting of Trayvon Martin — prejudice is all about hatred and animosity.

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Thu July 18, 2013
Code Switch

Comedian Hari Kondabolu On Diversity, Race And Burger King

Originally published on Thu July 18, 2013 1:20 pm

Hari Kondabolu is a brainy comedian who cuts through the polite talk around race and gender. He's made a lot of key people laugh with his incisive anecdotes, including Jimmy Kimmel, Conan O'Brien and John Oliver.

A full-time writer on the FX show Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, he recently did a comedy bit on the National Spelling Bee, or "as I like to call it," he joked, "the Indian Super Bowl."

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Tue July 16, 2013
The Two-Way

'Dear George Zimmerman' Letter Hits Home With Many

Originally published on Tue July 16, 2013 2:46 pm

George Zimmerman during his trial.
Joe Burbank/pool UPI/Landov


Mon July 15, 2013

Zimmerman Verdict Feels Personal For Some In Service Sorority

Originally published on Mon July 15, 2013 5:54 pm

Attorney General Eric Holder greets Alexis Margaret Herman, member of the Delta Sigma Theta sorority, before speaking at the organization's convention.
Pablo Martinez Monsivais AP

Attorney General Eric Holder looked out over a sea of women in red on Monday and invoked his wife, a member of the influential African-American sorority Delta Sigma Theta. Holder was addressing the sorority's national convention in its centennial year.

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