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My Father Stood For The Anthem, For The Same Reason That Colin Kaepernick Sits

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Actor Hank Azaria was once asked how the Simpsons writers created one of his most famous characters: Apu. "Right away they were like, 'Can you do an Indian accent and how offensive can you make it?'" Sylvar/Flickr hide caption

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What's So Funny About The Indian Accent? Episode 15

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Recording artist Killer Mike is credited with jump-starting the #BankBlack movement in July. Kevin Winter/Getty Images hide caption

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For Some African-Americans, Efforts To #BuyBlack Present Challenges

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Pastor Mark Burns spoke at the Republican National Convention last month, calling on Republicans to "come together to defeat Hillary Clinton and those race-baiting Democrats." Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Marking The 53rd Anniversary Of The March On Washington

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People participate in the annual Afropunk Music festival on August 27, 2016 in New York City. Stephanie Keith/Getty Images hide caption

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AfroPunk Acts To Free Your Mind And Your ... Ears

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'It's Punk Rock To Be Black In America': Afropunk Festival Pushes The Movement

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Retired neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson speaks at the Republican National Convention on July 19 in Cleveland. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Carson Defends Trump's Minority Outreach As Break From 'Traditional' Politics

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Quarterback Colin Kaepernick of the San Francisco 49ers throws a pass against the Green Bay Packers in the first half of their preseason football game on Friday in Santa Clara, California. Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images hide caption

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'Southside With You' Has Us Asking: Where Is The Love In Black Movies?

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'Mystery Shoppers' Help U.S. Regulators Fight Racial Discrimination At Banks

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Director Nate Parker, actors Armie Hammer, Penelope Ann Miller, and Chike Okonkwo discuss 'The Birth of a Nation' at the Deadline.com panel at The Samsung Studio during The Sundance Festival 2016. Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Samsung hide caption

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