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Ask Code Switch: Who Can Call Themselves 'Brown'?

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Lashkari gives us a tour of his kitchen. He's known for some of the best Pakistani and Indian food in Houston. His cooking borrows happily from other cultures. Peter Breslow/NPR hide caption

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A Visit To Houston's Himalaya: Pakistani And Indian Food With Deep Texas Roots

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President Trump gets a tour of the newly-opened Mississippi Civil Rights Museum in Jackson, Miss., on Saturday. He was joined by Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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The 'Racial Cleansing' That Drove 1,100 Black Residents Out Of Forsyth County, Ga.

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Maria Luis (center) with her children Angie and Daniel on the day they were reunited in 2011. The children spent five years in the foster system after federal immigration officials sent Luis back to her native Guatemala. Courtesy of Omar Riojas hide caption

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When Immigration Detention Means Losing Your Kids

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Mississippi Civil Rights Museum Tells A Difficult Story

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Wanda Irving holds her granddaughter, Soleil, in front of a portrait of Soleil's mother, Shalon, at her home in Sandy Springs, Ga. Wanda is raising Soleil since Shalon died of complications due to hypertension a few weeks after giving birth. Becky Harlan/NPR hide caption

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Black Mothers Keep Dying After Giving Birth. Shalon Irving's Story Explains Why

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Karen Attiah, The Washington Post's global opinions editor, says current conversation surrounding sexual harassment largely excludes victims who are women of color. The Washington Post hide caption

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When Black Women's Stories Of Sexual Abuse Are Excluded From The National Narrative

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If the White House approves a proposal to change the way the government collects race and ethnicity data, white people in the U.S. may be asked to check off boxes about their ethnic background. On this 2010 census form, answering "white" was enough to respond to the race question. blackwaterimages/Getty Images hide caption

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How 2 Women Fought To Be Called 'Miss' And 'Ms.'

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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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National Congress Of American Indians Reacts To Trump's 'Pocahontas' Comment

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A state flag of Mississippi is unfurled by Sons of Confederate Veterans and other groups in 2016 on the grounds of the state Capitol in Jackson, Miss. Rogelio V. Solis/AP hide caption

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Native Americans Tell Their Own Superhero Stories At Indigenous Comic Con

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LGBTQ people of color are twice as likely as their white counterparts to say they've been discriminated against because they are LGBTQ in applying for jobs and interacting with police. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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For LGBTQ People Of Color, Discrimination Compounds

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LGBTQ People Of Color And Discrimination

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