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Seattle Shooting Raises Questions About Officers' De-Escalation Efforts

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African-American students say they matriculated at Duke Divinity School expecting to enhance their calling with top-notch theological training at a prestigious program. But instead, they say, they entered a racial nightmare. Jackie O/Flickr/Creative Commons hide caption

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Yara Shahidi has to navigate complex racial issues both inside and outside the world of Black-ish. Rich Fury/Getty Images hide caption

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The Modern Newsroom Is Stuck Behind The Gender And Color Line

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Demonstrators protest United Airlines at O'Hare International Airport on April 11, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. The protest was in response to airport police officers physically removing passenger Dr. David Dao from his seat and dragging him off the airplane, after he was requested to give up his seat for United Airline crew members on a flight from Chicago to Louisville, Kentucky Sunday night. Joshua Lott/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Politics Of Respectability And A Dragged Passenger

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'Get Out' Sprang From An Effort To Master Fear, Says Director Jordan Peele

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Directors of the films "I am Not Your Negro," "Life, Animated," "13th," and "OJ: Made In America" are all up for Academy Awards in the Best Documentary Feature category. They are also all filmmakers of color. For the first time, African-American documentarians made up most of the nominees. Courtesy of Magnolia Pictures, A&E IndieFilms, Netflix, and ESPN Films hide caption

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Oscars So Black...At Least, In Documentaries

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The Horror, The Horror: "Get Out" And The Place of Race in Scary Movies

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President Barack Obama speaks during the dedication ceremony for the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC, on Sept. 24, 2016. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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President Obama speaks during the dedication ceremony for the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture on the National Mall in Washington. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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When it opens, the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., will be the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African-American life, history and culture. Alan Karchmer for NMAAHC hide caption

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