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Counter Stories: How racism affects your health

A recent report found that the chronic stress of racism can contribute to disparities in health.

Michele Norris on race and cultural identity

Michele Norris, Minnesota native and former NPR host on race and cultural identity since the election of President Trump, discusses "The Race Card Project."

Counter Stories: Minnesota's Puerto Rican community responds

Hurricane Maria ripped through the American territory of Puerto Rico, and Minnesotans are reaching out to the island to help.

20 years later, Beverly Daniel Tatum asks again: 'Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Toget...

Beverly Daniel Tatum's groundbreaking book on the racial realities of the education system has been re-released at a time when the U.S. population is more diverse than ever, but many schools remain segregated.

20 years later, Beverly Daniel Tatum asks again: 'Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Toget...

Counter Stories: New report shows racial inequities in MN

The report highlights disparities in income, unemployment and home ownership.

Counter Stories: How can white allies help fight hate?

Panelists discuss how, in the wake of Charlottesville, white allies can help fight against hate and for racial equity.

Counter Stories: The shooting of Justine Ruszczyk

How is the dynamic of this shooting different than others?

Counter Stories: Reflecting on the Yanez verdict and dashcam video

Counter Stories is our regular conversation here on MPR News by people of color, for people of color and everyone else. We discuss race, identity and social justice in the context of current events.

Counter Stories: Separation ordinance and Walker's 'Scaffold' installation

Three of the Counter Stories hosts - Hlee Lee, Don Eubanks and Luz Maria Frias - joined Tom Weber along with guest Sharon Smith-Akinsanya to discuss the Portland attack, separation ordinances and reactions to the Walker's Scaffold sculpture.

Counter Stories: Separation ordinance and Walker's 'Scaffold' installation

Counter Stories: The fatal shooting of 15-year-old Jordan Edwards

Jordan Edwards, 15, was shot in the head by an officer last weekend as he and his friends were leaving a party in suburban Dallas.

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