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Clemson's Aamir Simms (25) shoots against Auburn's Malik Dunbar (14) during a second round game of the 2018 NCAA men's basketball tournament last week. The NCAA will make $771 million from this year's tournament. Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images hide caption

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Why Shouldn't We Pay Student-Athletes?

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What Does It Mean To Be A 'Nation Of Immigrants'?

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What is love? Baby don't hurt me. Nicole Xu for NPR hide caption

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In Search Of Black-On-Black Love

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Blood quantum was initially a system that the federal government placed onto tribes in an effort to limit their citizenship. Leigh Wells/Getty Images/Ikon Images hide caption

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So What Exactly Is 'Blood Quantum'?

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One thing I know now that I didn't three years ago: If we have kids together someday, it won't be their blood that makes them Wampanoag. Purestock/Getty Images hide caption

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The Difficult Math Of Being Native American

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We Asked, You Answered: When Should We Call Something 'Racist'?

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"Racial impostor syndrome" is definitely a thing for many people. We hear from biracial and multi-ethnic listeners who connect with feeling "fake" or inauthentic in some part of their racial or ethnic heritage. Kristen Uroda for NPR hide caption

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'Racial Impostor Syndrome': Here Are Your Stories

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Shalon Irving, a public health researcher who worked for the Centers for Disease Control and and Prevention who was studying the physical toll that discrimination exacts on physical health, died just a few weeks after giving birth to her daughter, Soleil. Black women are 243% more likely than white women to die during or shortly after childbirth. Becky Harlan/NPR hide caption

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ESPN's Jemele Hill On Race, Football And That Tweet About Trump

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Mary Hamilton, seen here with James Farmer of CORE, was a civil rights organizer who fought for the right to be addressed as "Miss" in an Alabama court and won. Duane Howell/Denver Post/Getty Images hide caption

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When 'Miss' Meant So Much More: How One Woman Fought Alabama — And Won

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Episode 3: The Fierce Debate Over High Standards

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Episode 2: 'They Can't Just Be Average'

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Episode 1: A Year Of Love And Struggle In A New High School

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When The Parents Are White, The Child Is Black, And The Churches Are Segregated

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Michael Jackson appears at a news conference in New York in 1992, where it was announced that a marketing agreement had been struck between Jackson and Pepsi-Cola International. Richard Drew/Associated Press hide caption

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Using Black Celebrities To Push Pop, Pudding And Politics

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A recent scuffle between an elotero and a pedestrian in Hollywood re-energized discussion about legalizing street vending in California. Adrian Florido hide caption

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'I'm Not A Racist, I'm Argentine!'

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White supremacists descended on Charlottesville, Va., to protest the pending removal of the statue of Robert E. Lee in the city's Emancipation Park. Julia Rendleman/AP hide caption

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'We're Not Them' — Condemning Charlottesville And Condoning White Resentment

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When 'Where Are You From?' Takes You Someplace Unexpected

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