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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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Life expectancy in the U.S. has fallen for the second straight year, in part because of the surge of overdoses on opioids, such as oxycodone. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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Life Expectancy Drops Again As Opioid Deaths Surge In U.S.

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A survey says Americans are by far most afraid of corrupt government officials. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Top American Fears: Sharks And Zombies Or Corrupt Officials?

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Ten international cheesemongers competed to be named the best cheesemonger in the world at Mondial du Fromage. Nathalie Vanhaver, from Belgium, in center, took gold. Christophe Gonzalez, from France, on the left, won silver; and for the first time ever, an American, Nadjeeb Chouaf, took home the bronze. Courtesy of Rodolphe Le Meunier/Deedee Dorzee hide caption

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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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Actor Daniel Dae Kim attends a cocktail party celebrating dynamic and diverse nominees for the 67th Emmy Awards hosted by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and SAG-AFTRA at Montage Beverly Hills on Aug. 27, 2015, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images hide caption

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A screenshot from a video about the Sikh community that is part of a large awareness campaign. The project was funded entirely by grass-roots donations. The campaign's ads will air nationally. We Are Sikhs/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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The perception of universal success among Asian-Americans is being wielded to downplay racism's role in the persistent struggles of other minority groups, especially black Americans. Chelsea Beck/NPR hide caption

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Demonstrators protest United Airlines at O'Hare International Airport on April 11, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. The protest was in response to airport police officers physically removing passenger Dr. David Dao from his seat and dragging him off the airplane, after he was requested to give up his seat for United Airline crew members on a flight from Chicago to Louisville, Kentucky Sunday night. Joshua Lott/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Politics Of Respectability And A Dragged Passenger

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It's likely that Barack Obama will be known not only as the first black president, but also as the first president of everybody's race. Many Americans and people beyond the U.S. borders have projected their multicultural selves onto the president. Chelsea Beck/NPR hide caption

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Critics are taking aim at the coalition of Americans pushing "to rethink essentially everything about the way we treat each other." Brooks Kraft/Corbis via Getty Images hide caption

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New York police officers block the street during a protest against U.S. President-elect Donald Trump in front of Trump Tower on Nov. 12, 2016 in New York. Americans spilled into the streets Saturday for a new day of protests against Trump, even as he appeared to back away from the fiery rhetoric that propelled him to the White House. Kena Betancur/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Post-Election, Conversations About Race 'Sparked A New Sense Of Urgency'

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President Obama is interviewed by Steve Inskeep at the White House on Monday. Ariel Zambelich/NPR hide caption

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Listen to NPR's Special Coverage: Steve Inskeep Interviews President Obama

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Could You Come Up With $400 If Disaster Struck?

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Grant and Cathy Lowe stand in front of a trailer they just bought. It is part of their retirement plans to own this camper, and they intend to have it paid off before they quit working. Frank Morris/KCUR hide caption

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Ready For A Road Trip? RVs Are Rolling Back Into Fashion

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Both the North Carolina Tar Heels and the Virginia Cavaliers, who squared off in the ACC Championship on Saturday, were awarded No. 1 seeds in the NCAA tournament. Rob Carr/Getty Images hide caption

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