Race

  • 2:45pm Apr 18, 2013
    Religion Religion

    Boston: The Conversation In Arab-American And Muslim Communities

    After the bombings in Boston, law professor Khaled Beydoun was gripped by the fear that the culprit would be found to be an Arab or Muslim American. Since Sept. 11, 2001, he says this anxiety has become quite familiar in Arab and Muslim communities, and that has transformed the grieving process.
  • 2:49pm Apr 09, 2013
    Music & Culture Music & Culture

    'Accidental Racist': The Controversy And The Conversation

    "Accidental Racist," the new collaboration between country singer Brad Paisley and rapper LL Cool J, has set off a firestorm. Paisley sings about the dilemma of balancing Southern pride without projecting a racist attitude. The artists have called the widely-panned tune a conversation-starter.
  • Dave Kung with wife Sarah Tyson (left), stepson Cy Tyson-Brown and parents Sonja and George Kung.
    Courtesy of Dave Kung
    9:49pm Apr 02, 2013
    National National

    When You're Mixed Race, Just One Box Is Not Enough

    While being forced to tick a single box for "race" has never been a problem for George Washington III, who is black, his mixed-race children see it differently. And for Dave Kung, being allowed to check two races on the U.S. Census form for the first time prompted an unexpected outpouring of emotion.
  • Jessica Hong, second from left, at brunch with friends. "Though I am clearly the lone Asian person, I don't think I've ever felt like the 'Asian friend' amongst these girls," she says.
    Courtesy of Eleanor LoNardo
    9:46am Mar 14, 2013
    National National

    Six Words: Ask Who I Am, Not What

    Where are you from? Jessica Hong, a Korean-American, is constantly asked about her heritage, often before people learn anything else about her. Charley Sullivan found himself on the wrong side of the same question when he was 12 years old.
  • 8:48am Feb 27, 2013
    National National Politics & Government

    Supreme Court Weighs Future Of Voting Rights Act

    The provision at issue in Wednesday's case before the court applies to parts of the U.S. where discriminatory voting practices were once rampant. The formula that covers those areas hasn't changed since 1975. The crux of the case: whether times have changed so much that Congress violated the Constitution when it reauthorized the law in 2006.
  • 2:30pm Feb 26, 2013

    The Trayvon Martin Case And The National Conversation

    The death of Trayvon Martin spurred new conversations about race in America. It was also a turning point for The Race Project, where NPR's Michele Norris collects six-word reflections on race, culture and identity. Norris discusses the poignant conversations she's had since Martin's death.