The perception of universal success among Asian-Americans is being wielded to downplay racism's role in the persistent struggles of other minority groups, especially black Americans. Chelsea Beck/NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Chelsea Beck/NPR

The Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that when there is clear evidence of racial bias during jury deliberations, they can be unsealed by a court to investigate whether the defendant's rights were violated. Joe Burbank/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Joe Burbank/AP

Jose "Joe" Torres (left) weeps in his seat during his sentencing at the Douglas County Courthouse in Douglasville, Ga., on Monday. Superior Court Judge William McClain sentenced Torres and Kayla Norton to lengthy prison terms Monday for their role in the disruption of a black child's birthday party through the use of Confederate battle flags, racial slurs and armed threats. Henry P. Taylor/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP hide caption

toggle caption
Henry P. Taylor/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP

Assistant Attorney General Kimberly Strovink, of Massachusetts Attorney General Healey's Civil Rights Division, answers calls coming into the state's hate hotline. Tovia Smith/NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Tovia Smith/NPR

Massachusetts Hotline Tracks Post-Election Hate

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/515209900/515921495" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Trina Dalziel/Illustration Works/Getty Images

Knowing Someone Who Faced Discrimination May Affect Blood Pressure

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/506153131/506483973" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Diver Sammy Lee, the first American to win gold medals in platform diving in consecutive Olympic games, was also among the country's earliest "cultural ambassadors." Bettmann Archive/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Bettmann Archive/Getty Images

Amid Racist Harassment, Many In North Carolina Town Vow To Fight Back

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/502297980/502345088" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Steve Bannon, the Trump campaign's CEO and the former executive chairman of Breitbart News, will serve as chief strategist and senior counselor in the Trump White House. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Evan Vucci/AP

Ex-Breitbart Executive Brings Alt-Right Ties To The White House

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/502165973/502166120" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
Daniel Fishel for NPR

Listen to this week's episode

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/494881057/495719322" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Susan Glisson, former director of the William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation at the University of Mississippi, facilitates discussions on slavery and race. Charles Tucker/Sustainable Equity hide caption

toggle caption
Charles Tucker/Sustainable Equity

'Only Cheap Talk Is Cheap': Mississippi Woman Hosts Conversations About Race

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/494127926/494127927" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

The United Kingdom Independence Party's "Breaking Point" EU referendum campaign poster was deemed so offensive and reminiscent of Nazi propaganda that even the official Leave campaign condemned it. Jack Taylor/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Jack Taylor/Getty Images

A mural depicting peace in Ferguson was painted on the wall of a vacant building near the city's police department. David Goldman/AP hide caption

toggle caption
David Goldman/AP

On Road To Recovery, Ferguson Residents Have Different Ideas

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/465607154/465607155" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript