Alex Kellogg Alex Kellogg is a correspondent on NPR's National Desk who covers diversity-related issues and how these act as social, political and economic forces shaping our country.
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In 1968, a year after the release of the film Guess Who's Coming To Dinner, a Gallup Poll revealed that just 20 percent of Americans thought it was OK for a white person to marry a black person. According to a recent 2011 Gallup Poll, 96 percent of African-Americans and 84 percent of whites accept the idea.

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Black Freedmen, who are descended from the slaves of Cherokee Indians, protest their expulsion on Sept. 2 outside a regional Bureau of Indian Affairs office in Muskogee, Okla. Marilyn Vann, in pink, is the president of the Descendants of Freedmen Association. Alex Kellogg/NPR hide caption

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Cherokee Nation Faces Scrutiny For Expelling Blacks

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National Cathedral Damaged During Earthquake

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Clyde Jackson (right) poses for a photo with his son, Clyde Jr., outside their new two-bedroom apartment in Greenbelt, Md. Jackson lost his three-bedroom home to foreclosure in December. Alex Kellogg/NPR hide caption

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New King Memorial Makes An Impression On Teens

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Post Office Closures Concentrated In Rural Areas

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Illegal immigrants from Guatemala are body searched before boarding a deportation flight on June 24, 2011 in Mesa, Arizona. Each month the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency sends thousands of undocumented immigrants back to Guatemala. Many have been caught by in the Secure Communities data-sharing program. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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States, Cities Reject Federal Deportation Program

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The Barrieres gathered on a Sunday in early April to celebrate Gabrielle Barriere's third birthday. Alex Kellogg/NPR hide caption

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Little By Little, Huntsville, Ala., Returns To Normal

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