A recent study on data from a dating app found all women except black women were most drawn to white men, and men of all races (with one notable exception) prefer Asian women.
November 30, 2013 Researchers recently took data from the Facebook app Are You Interested and found that not only is race a factor in our online dating interests, but particular races get disproportionately high — and low — amounts of interest.
Lady Bird Johnson (left), Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy and President John F. Kennedy sit during the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce Breakfast at the Hotel Texas.
November 22, 2013 NPR's Code Switch blog is compiling moments from 1963 — a pivotal year in U.S. history — and is tweeting them as they happened then. Watch as the tragic events of John F. Kennedy's assassination unfold in real time.
Not every family is stock photo happy and so incredibly at ease expressing everyone's love for one another. Sometimes, sharing emotions with family members can be tough.
November 15, 2013 Tough parents and tough kids often struggle to express love without, well, saying it aloud. Here are two stories about trying to break emotional barriers.
Yellow Dogs, an indie band from Iran, fled to the United States in 2010 to avoid crackdowns on rock music. This past week, the band met tragedy in a murder/suicide.
November 14, 2013 We share some stories on our radar: A Chicago restaurateur administers a knockout-inducing kick to the face to stop a thief; a California school chants A-R-A-B-S to honor its mascot; an Iranian band meets tragedy in New York City; hospitals must deal with patient requests that might be discriminatory.
Pedro Quezada, the winner of a $338 million Powerball jackpot, sent $57 million of his winnings to the Dominican Republic, according to his lawyer.
November 13, 2013 Pedro Quezada sent $57 million of his $338 million lottery winnings to the Dominican Republic. It's a high-profile example of an everyday phenomenon where immigrants to the U.S. send billions back to their home country.
Catherine Chung's first novel, Forgotten Country, was an honorable mention for a PEN/Hemingway Award.
Ayano Hisa/Courtesy of Catherine Chung
November 4, 2013 The author of Forgotten Country went from crunching numbers to writing, though she says words were always her first love. Her novel explores the tenuous lines between freedom and selfishness.
Halloween: The day people think it's OK to dress in stereotypical garb.
October 31, 2013 Halloween is — uh, how do you say? — high season for writing about race. Each year, like clockwork, you can count on images of people sporting racist costumes.
The Slants' band members are all of Asian descent.
Courtesy of The Slants
October 20, 2013 The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office won't approve a trademark for the band's name on the grounds that it's a disparaging term for people of Asian descent. So the band is taking the fight to federal court.
Courtesy of Hannah Price
October 17, 2013 Social media was abuzz this week with the images of photographer Hannah Price, whose project documents men she encountered on the streets of Philadelphia. In an interview, she talks about the choices and intentions behind the project.
October 10, 2013 Folks often wonder how best to celebrate heritage months. Companies often sponsor scholarships targeted at certain groups. But sometimes, corporations 'commemorate' the month with a twist.
A biopic about the musician Ray Charles, who became completely blind by age 7, inspired Osagie Obasogie to research how blind people 'see' race.
September 29, 2013 Social practices train us to see and experience race in certain ways, regardless of whether we are sighted or not, according to a professor from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.
Gutiérrez wrote When Jesus Came the Corn Mothers Went Away during his time as a MacArthur fellow.
The University of Chicago
September 26, 2013 This year's class of MacArthur fellows was announced Wednesday. Ramón Gutiérrez, a leading historian in Chicano studies, was a fellow in 1983. He shares the research in his field fascinates him most.
The shape of Asian eyes has been compared to almonds by Westerners for centuries.
September 16, 2013 TV personality Julie Chen's recent revelation about getting plastic surgery to make her eyes look "less Chinese" has renewed a long-running discussion about how to describe an Asian person's eyes.
What's your favorite, most poignant, uproarious story of being the odd person out?
September 11, 2013 As the new school year gets underway, we're ask: Have you ever been the odd person out? We share the most poignant, uproarious stories from #Iwastheonly.
Hayao Miyazaki's film My Neighbor Totoro features the young sisters Mei and Satsuki, seen here sitting next to the whimsical and outsized Totoro.
The Kobal Collection/Tokuma Enterprises
September 3, 2013 Hayao Miyazaki recently announced his intention to stop making feature-length films. His movies taught Code Switch's Kat Chow lessons she didn't learn at school or from family.
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