Race Ethnicity & Culture

2:53am

Fri October 24, 2014
Code Switch

A Tale Of Asian Gangs Unleashed In 'Green Dragons' Film

Originally published on Sun November 30, 2014 3:40 pm

Paul Wong (Harry Shum, Jr.) leads the Green Dragons, a young, Asian-American gang that trafficked Chinese immigrants into the U.S. with help from the so-called "Snakehead Mama" (Eugenia Yuan).
Courtesy of A24 Films

Thousands of Chinese immigrants took to the seas in the 1980s and 1990s. Many stowed away on cargo ships, spending months on voyages to America organized by Chinese-American gangs in New York.

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2:53am

Fri October 24, 2014
Around the Nation

With Ferguson Protests, 20-Somethings Become First-Time Activists

Originally published on Fri October 24, 2014 9:18 am

Dontey Carter (from left), Mel Moffitt, Lenard Smith, Ned Alexander and Allen Frazier are all members of the Lost Voices group, formed after Michael Brown's death in August. They say they want to ensure justice for Michael Brown and other unarmed individuals killed by police officers.
Cheryl Corley NPR

In the weeks after 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo., protesters gathered daily at the site of a burned-out convenience store.

About a block away, the empty lot of a boarded-up restaurant became the campsite for a group of young activists called the Lost Voices. During the protests, the group "invited all the people who can't come out every day and wanted to share the experience with us," says Lenard Smith.

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2:59am

Tue October 21, 2014
The Race Card Project

Six Words: 'Must We Forget Our Confederate Ancestors?'

Originally published on Tue October 21, 2014 6:55 am

Waverly Adcock, a sergeant and founder of the West Augusta Guard, prepares his company for inspection and battle at a Civil War re-enactment in Virginia. Sara Smith, whose great-great-grandfather was wounded at the Battle of Gettysburg, holds the Confederate battle flag.
Courtesy of Jesse Dukes

NPR continues a series of conversations from The Race Card Project, where thousands of people have submitted their thoughts on race and cultural identity in six words.

Jesse Dukes does not have Confederate ancestors. But in the time he has spent writing about Civil War re-enactors, he has met many who say they do.

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4:30am

Fri October 10, 2014
Movies

There's No Manufactured Gloss At The Indigenous Film & Arts Fest

A still from 'White Lies,' one of the films playing at the 11th Indigenous Film & Arts Festival.
South Pacific Pictures

For 11 years, the Indigenous Film & Arts Festival has shown good films that would never play in Denver otherwise. For that, we owe this persistent small festival our thanks.

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5:00am

Thu October 9, 2014
Arts District

'Race' Helps History Colorado Start A Hard Conversation

One of many questions posed by the exhibit 'Race: Are We So Different?'
Carrie Saldo Arts District

Fuzzy Logic is a subset of quantum physics that dismisses binaries – black or white – and instead places a premium on the shades in between. Having devoted much of the past two decades to improving race relations that reasoning speaks to Harold Fields, host of the Second Tuesday Race Forum.

"There are social differences that become invisible and unknown to those who don't have to deal with it," Fields said.

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