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'Race-Baiter': Media Feed On Fear And Prejudice

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Alabama's Constitution still includes language referring to poll taxes and segregated schools. Voters are poised to decide on an amendment to excise the outdated lines, but some African-American leaders in the state are opposing the change. Dave Martin/AP hide caption

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Ala. Racist Language Measure Draws Unexpected Foes

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Who Is Native American, And Who Decides That?

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Voter Fraud Billboards Stir Controversy

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For the latest installment of Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed series, set in Colonial America, the hooded main character is part Mohawk. The company brought in a Mohawk consultant and hired a Native actor to play the role. Courtesy of Ubisoft hide caption

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A Mohawk Hero In The Not-So-Diverse Gaming World

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Over-The-Top Hairdo Sparks Blogosphere Firestorm

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Is Racial Prejudice On The Rise?

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Sharon Beverly's First Love? Basketball

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Hurricane Sandy, Unwelcome Guest For Elections

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50 Years Later, Ole Miss Crowns Homecoming History

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Living Under The Gun

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Finding Documents After Years Living Under Radar

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Chicano Activist Sees Dream Live On In Her Sons

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50 Years On, Reconsidering Cesar Chavez

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That's Bananas: "Whether [Josephine Baker's] getting a pedicure or she's walking down the street or she's relaxing in a yard somewhere, I just love the variety of pictures of her," Gainer says. "The banana skirt is a part of who she was, it's the most famous thing, but it just annoys me when that's just the only thing. ... There was a lot more to her than that." Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images hide caption

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