Race Ethnicity & Culture

6:12am

Thu January 23, 2014
Code Switch

A Different Kind Of Catholicism Grows In Latino Communities

Originally published on Thu January 23, 2014 5:48 pm

Worshippers are brought to tears at the Wednesday night Charismatic prayer meetings at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in the Bronx, New York City.
Marlon Bishop Latino USA

In the Saint Anthony of Padua Church in the Bronx, Wednesday night is prayer meeting night.

Fifty people gather in the spare assembly room for a ceremony that looks very different from a Catholic Sunday Mass.

For one thing, the service is led by a woman rather than a male priest. She preaches excitedly while a rock band of young Salvadoran immigrants backs her up.

Some people in the audience hold up their hands; others are swaying gently. There are tears in the crowd.

Suddenly, the woman stops speaking in Spanish and begins speaking in tongues.

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3:23am

Wed January 22, 2014
Code Switch

Poll Findings: On Cuban-Americans And The Elusive 'American Dream'

Originally published on Wed January 22, 2014 7:11 am

Cuban immigrants are handed forms to fill out by an immigration and naturalization official in Miami on Dec. 3, 1984, so they can become permanent residents of the United States.
AP

Among Latinos, no group may have achieved the American dream as fully as Cuban-Americans.

Since arriving here, as a community, they've prospered. Surveys show they graduate from college at greater rates and have higher levels of homeownership than most other Latino groups.

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3:15am

Tue January 21, 2014
Code Switch

Poll Focuses On Views From A Wide Array Of Latino Americans

Originally published on Tue January 21, 2014 10:14 am

Walter Olivares

You've probably heard a lot about "the Latino voter" or the way companies are trying to win over "the Latino consumer."

It's a cliché to point out that Latinos, like every other ethnic group, are not monolithic. But let's say it one more time, anyway: Latinos are not monolithic.

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2:51am

Fri January 17, 2014
StoryCorps

A Black Chef At An All-White Club Who 'Never Looked Back'

Originally published on Fri January 17, 2014 11:39 am

Clayton Sherrod became head chef at an all-white country club in 1964, when he was just 19. Today, he owns his own catering business in Alabama.
StoryCorps

Clayton Sherrod was just 19 in 1964, when he became the executive chef at an all-white club in Birmingham, Ala. Sherrod, who is African-American, had started working in the kitchen there when he was 13, after his father had a heart attack.

"My mother said, 'You can't go back to school. You're going to have to find a job.' So I went to the country club."

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1:07pm

Thu January 16, 2014
The Race Card Project: Six-Word Essays

'12 Years A Slave' Inspires 'True Conversations' About Slavery

Originally published on Fri June 27, 2014 4:39 pm

Lupita Nyong'o and Chiwetel Ejiofor play Patsey and Solomon, two slaves on a Louisiana plantation, in 12 Years a Slave.
Francois Duhamel Fox Searchlight Pictures

NPR continues a series of conversations about The Race Card Project, 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 Morning Edition.

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