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.
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.
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.
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.
August 2, 2013 Researchers say that blacks and Latinos are underrepresented at the nation's top universities but overrepresented at open-access colleges.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
May 29, 2013 We asked our audience to share the uncomfortable, awkward or just offensive questions they've been asked about their race. Here are some of the highlights.
May 22, 2013 Some people are comfortable asking pretty bold questions about race. What are the most hilarious or outlandish questions you've been asked?