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Carolina "Maria" Hurtado in the now abandoned maternity ward of the Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center, where she was sterilized four decades ago. Renee Tajima-Peña hide caption

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Film Portrays A 'Perfect Storm' That Led To Unwanted Sterilizations For Many Latinas

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A Birthday Cake for Washington has been the subject of much criticism because it portrays slaves as being happy. Scholastic hide caption

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How Do We Read Books Embedded With Racism?

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Iris Galvez, a health insurance navigator (right) helps Mary Soliz of Houston, Texas, sign up for her first health plan through the Affordable Care Act on January 28, 2015 at a Houston community center. Courtesy of Iris Galvez hide caption

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Feds Hopeful Hispanics Will Respond As Open Enrollment Comes To A Close

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Sophomore Morgan Wang (center) takes part in a rehearsal of The Miser at Arroyo Pacific Academy in Arcadia, Calif., last November. Wang plays Marianne in the play. Maya Sugarman/KPCC hide caption

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Growing Numbers Of Chinese Teens Are Coming To America For High School

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More African-Americans Are Learning Their Roots With Genetic Testing

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Ariell Johnson has combined her love of comic books with a place where people can socialize in her new business, Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse. Jasmin Carroll/Courtesy of Jasmin Carroll hide caption

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Move Over, Comic Book Guy: Philly Comics Store Prizes Diversity In Its Heroes

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Demonstrators protest the police shooting of Michael Brown in August 2014 in Ferguson, Mo. A Justice Department report found the police in Ferguson levied excessive fines for small infractions. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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For Some, Powerball's Promise Wasn't Just A Big Payout — But Stability, Too

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After #OscarsSoWhite, Academy Makes Changes To Increase Diversity

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Barbershop: Black History Month, Macklemore And 'Blizzard Baes'

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