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.
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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.
More than 200,000 gather on the Washington Monument grounds before marching to the Lincoln Memorial on Aug. 28, 1963.
August 28, 2013 What if Twitter existed 50 years ago, on this monumental anniversary of the March on Washington? Our answer: @TodayIn1963. We've been reporting events of the summer of '63 as if they were happening now, in real-time, through this Twitter account.
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Blacks and Latinos are underrepresented at top universities, but overrepresented at open-access colleges.
August 2, 2013 Researchers say that blacks and Latinos are underrepresented at the nation's top universities but overrepresented at open-access colleges.
Hey, have you heard of Carlos Irwin Estevez?
July 23, 2013 We asked folks if they've ever changed their name to sound more or less ethnic. And we received some wonderful responses.
Actor Michael Pena voices Turbo's human friend Tito, an ambitious character whose outlandish dreams don't seem to sync up with his brother's vision for their food truck and stand, Dos Bros Tacos.
July 20, 2013 DreamWork's Turbo has been touted for having a multicultural cast, but does the movie, with its distinctly "urban" garden snails and its ethnic characters, really move beyond racial tropes?
Asians are bad drivers but can navigate roundabouts like this one in Shanghai, eh?
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July 11, 2013 After a horrific plane crash that killed two and injured many, some folks began blaming the accident on an old stereotype of Asians: that they're bad drivers. But this trope clashes with one of the Internet's favorite stereotypes: that Asians are expert tech-wizard ninjas. We're confused.
Nina Simone was one of the voices that helped shape the civil rights movement.
July 9, 2013 As part of our ongoing coverage of the civil rights movement and the summer of 1963, NPR Music has created a stream of more than 100 songs inspired by that era.
If our survey is any indication, this cash-rich stock photo model probably feels pretty good about life.
June 20, 2013 In our recent poll on African-Americans, we found that half of those surveyed were positive about their financial situations — and half weren't. That divide tracks with a difference in attitudes about many aspects of respondents' lives.
Gov. Wallace promises to block black students from enrolling at the University of Alabama while Nicholas Katzenbach, deputy attorney general of the United States listens.
June 12, 2013 The summer of 1963 was a pivotal one in U.S. history. We'll be replaying events from all throughout that summer on our Twitter account @TodayIn1963.
Monica Stephen's "Geography of Hate" map, shows the locations of racial slurs on Twitter.
Geography of Hate
June 1, 2013 Over at Humboldt State University in California, geography professor Monica Stephens sorted through geotagged racial slurs on Twitter for a year. And then she put them on a map.
The Coors Light can created to celebrate this year's National Puerto Rican Day parade sparked controversy over its logo.
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May 31, 2013 Community activists in New York are angry after MillerCoors placed a Puerto Rican flag on a commemorative beer can. The can was designed to promote the annual Puerto Rican Day parade.
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