Race Ethnicity & Culture

3:52am

Mon November 11, 2013
The Race Card Project: Six-Word Essays

Seeing Opportunity In A Question: 'Where Are You Really From?'

Originally published on Mon November 11, 2013 9:40 am

Alex Sugiura was featured, along with his brother and other mixed-race Americans, in the 125th anniversary issue of National Geographic Magazine in October. The brothers are of Japanese and Eastern European descent, but people often mistake Alex for Hispanic.
Martin Schoeller National Geographic

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.

"Where are you from?"

"No, really, where are you from?"

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11:50am

Tue November 5, 2013
Health

Colorado Health Survey Highlights Disparities In Medical Care

A monitor at the Children's Hospital in Denver, Colo. In 2013, 18.43 percent are uninsured in Denver according to the Colorado Health Access Survey. Statewide that percentage is 14.28.
spacebahr Flickr - Creative Commons

Black Coloradans see the doctor less frequently, get less preventive care and report being in worse health than other residents of the state according to a recent health survey.

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12:04pm

Thu October 3, 2013
Arts District

Indigenous Film And Art Fest Tackles Multiculturalism Head On

Radmilla Cody, the subject of 'Hearing Radmilla,' which is being screened at the Indigenous Film and Arts Festival.
courtesy of the artist

As technology flattens the world, are distinct cultures being pressed out as well? Not if the Denver Indigenous Film and Arts Festival has anything to say about it.

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6:15am

Mon September 23, 2013

2:34pm

Fri September 20, 2013
Code Switch

This Tiny Town Is Trying To Stop Neo-Nazis From Taking Over

Originally published on Fri September 20, 2013 2:52 pm

Craig Cobb's house on Main Street in Leith, N.D., where he spends his days posting online comments advocating for white supremacists to join his settlement. Cobb, a self-described white supremacist, has invited fellow white separatists to help him transform the town into a white enclave.
Kevin Cederstrom AP

A white supremacist has plans to take over a tiny town in North Dakota and turn it into one for whites only. This weekend, members of one of the nation's largest neo-Nazi organizations will descend upon the town in a step toward making that vision a reality — and several residents are trying to stop them.

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