MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry asked her guests to comment on this photo of Mitt Romney's family, which included Romney's adopted grandson.
December 31, 2013 On a segment of the Melissa Harris-Perry Show, panelists captioned a photo of Romney's family, which included his adopted grandson. Cue the jokes, the Internet backlash and the apology.
The limousine carrying mortally-wounded President John F. Kennedy races toward Parkland Hospital in Dallas just seconds after he was shot.
December 31, 2013 Since June, we've been "live-tweeting" moments from 1963 as if they were happening today. That includes "replays" of the March on Washington, the Birmingham church bombing and President Kennedy's assassination.
A Jersey cow enjoys the sunshine in Jersey, one of the British Channel Islands.
December 30, 2013 The English drama and moovie star proves he's one of the best in his field by grazing us with his impersonations of code-switching cows.
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What books about race or culture would you recommend to a not-so-bookish teen?
December 18, 2013 What books that touch on topics of race would you recommend to a not-so-bookish teen? A reader asks us to share our suggestions.
Kerry Washington (with Taran Killam) recently appeared on SNL to spoof the show's lack of a black female cast member.
December 13, 2013 The Internet is buzzing with news of "secret" Saturday Night Live auditions for black female cast members. We've collected YouTube clips from some of the rumored hopefuls.
Rafael Amaya plays drug lord Aurelio Casillas on El Señor de los Cielos.
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December 4, 2013 Telemundo announced that its telenovela El Señor de los Cielos (Lord of the Skies) will be back for an unheard of second season. This is a radical departure from traditional telenovelas, which have a clear beginning and a definitive ending.
Huy Fong Foods posted banners defending their Sriracha chili sauce at their Irwindale, Calif., factory.
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December 3, 2013 Last week, a judge ordered Sriracha manufacturer Huy Fong Foods to halt some production at a California factory after neighbors' complaints about air quality. The company responds.
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.
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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.
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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.
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