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Adults often find it really hard to talk about race. But kids? Maybe not so much. NPR received more than 2,000 entries in this year's Student Podcast Challenge, and we heard from young people all over the country about how they're thinking about race and identity in these trying times.
The wildcat strike was unprecedented for the NBA — but the world of professional basketball is no stranger to protesting for Black lives.
Matilda Crawford. Sallie Bell. Carrie Jones. Dora Jones. Orphelia Turner. Sarah A. Collier. In 1881, these six Black women brought the city of Atlanta to a complete standstill by going on strike. The strategies they used in their fight for better working conditions have implications for future generations of organizers — and resonances with the professional sports strikes happening today.
The murder of Emmett Till 65 years ago this week became a catalyst for the civil rights movement. Radio Diaries tells a lesser-known story of a Black man killed in a nearby town three months later.
In her new book, writer Vicky Osterweil argues that looting is a powerful tool to bring about real, lasting change in society.
How was the the richest and most powerful country in the world laid low by a virus only nanometers in size? Ed Yong, a science reporter for The Atlantic, says it's the inequities that have been with us for generations that made our body politic such opportunistic targets.
Good Humor ice cream asked the Wu-Tang Clan's RZA to come up with a new jingle to replace "Turkey in the Straw," a ubiquitous ice-cream truck song with a racist past.
Black voters are the Democrats' most reliable and influential voting bloc. But this election has underscored the tensions between those Black voters, along generational and ideological lines — which could have major consequences for turnout this fall.
New research shows "Latinx" hasn't really caught on among U.S. adults in that heritage group: While one in four have heard of the term, only 3% use it.
At a Black Lives Matter protest in Los Angeles, a young Korean American man named Edmond Hong decided to grab a megaphone. Addressing other Asian Americans in the crowd, he described the need to stop being quiet and complacent in the fight against racism. On this episode, we talk to Edmond about why he decided to speak out. And we check in with a historian about why so many people mistakenly believe that Asian Americans aren't political.
A Muslim immigrant-owned grocery store in Minneapolis has become the center of a conversation among communities of color and minority faiths about complicity in and contributions to systemic racism.
After his daughter's racist, homophobic and anti-Semitic social media posts became public and drew backlash, an Arab Muslim business owner is trying to making amends. But is redemption possible?
After his daughter's racist and anti-LGBTQ social media posts became public, an Arab-Muslim entrepreneur is fighting to keep his once-burgeoning business alive in the middle of a national — and personal — reckoning with anti-blackness.
Why, until recently, has it been easier to talk about runners' safety for (white) women than for runners of color?
Under intense international pressure to obtain a vaccine against the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) Virus, a pharmaceutical company linked to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is using its “volunteer” employees as guinea pigs in previous trials. Pharmaceutical SinoPharm announced the tests on its employees, raising serious ethical questions about the presumption of coercion, given the […]
On what would have been Diahann Carroll's 85th birthday, we're celebrating the legacy of the actress, model and singer. Reporter Sonari Glinton went to her estate sale and took a tour of some of the objects that represent important moments in Ms. Carroll's life. And because Diahann Carroll achieved so many firsts, the exhibit was more like a civil rights exhibit than an auction.
Is it possible to be counted among the number of CCP Virus (COVOID-19) infections when you haven’t even been tested for it? The answer is a resounding YES. You might be labeled as a ‘probable’ case and included in the tally. Critics maintain that including “probables” could artificially inflate COVID-19 case numbers, however, others say […]
Dr. Scott Atlas joins the list of scientists who say there is no scientific reason not to reopen schools in the fall. Only a political reason could do that, he said.  The former head of neurology at Stanford Medical Center, in an interview with Fox News, said the risk of children contracting the CCP Virus […]
Karen has become cultural shorthand for an white woman who wields her race as a cudgel. And look, we all love to hate a good Karen. But where did this archetype come from? What will the next iteration of Karen be? And what are we missing by focusing on the Karens of the world?
For two months, NBC collaborator Dr. Joseph Fair was the star of the screen, recounting in first person his experience of fighting the CCP virus.  Joseph Fair confirmed via Twitter on May 13 that he had contracted the CCP virus. Over the next few weeks, he appeared at least 10 times on various NBC programs […]