Race Ethnicity & Culture

1:26am

Fri July 19, 2013
Code Switch

How To Fight Racial Bias When It's Silent And Subtle

Originally published on Fri July 19, 2013 6:00 pm

Researchers say it may be possible to temporarily reduce racial biases.
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In the popular imagination and in conventional discourse — especially in the context of highly charged news events such as the shooting of Trayvon Martin — prejudice is all about hatred and animosity.

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1:20am

Thu July 18, 2013
Code Switch

Comedian Hari Kondabolu On Diversity, Race And Burger King

Originally published on Thu July 18, 2013 1:20 pm

Hari Kondabolu is a brainy comedian who cuts through the polite talk around race and gender. He's made a lot of key people laugh with his incisive anecdotes, including Jimmy Kimmel, Conan O'Brien and John Oliver.

A full-time writer on the FX show Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, he recently did a comedy bit on the National Spelling Bee, or "as I like to call it," he joked, "the Indian Super Bowl."

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1:47pm

Tue July 16, 2013
The Two-Way

'Dear George Zimmerman' Letter Hits Home With Many

Originally published on Tue July 16, 2013 2:46 pm

George Zimmerman during his trial.
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4:13pm

Mon July 15, 2013
Race

Zimmerman Verdict Feels Personal For Some In Service Sorority

Originally published on Mon July 15, 2013 5:54 pm

Attorney General Eric Holder greets Alexis Margaret Herman, member of the Delta Sigma Theta sorority, before speaking at the organization's convention.
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Attorney General Eric Holder looked out over a sea of women in red on Monday and invoked his wife, a member of the influential African-American sorority Delta Sigma Theta. Holder was addressing the sorority's national convention in its centennial year.

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8:21am

Sun July 14, 2013
The Two-Way

Zimmerman's Brother: Race 'Wasn't An Element In This Case'

Originally published on Sun July 14, 2013 10:12 am

Robert Zimmerman Jr. (left) speaking with defense attorney Mark O'Mara during a pre-trial hearing in May.
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George Zimmerman's brother, Robert Zimmerman, Jr., tells NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday that despite the acquittal in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, it will be a "long time" before his brother's life returns to normal.

"Believe me, he is overwhelmed," the elder brother said in an interview with host Rachel Martin. "And now it is time for him to readjust to that concept of being a free man, in every sense of the word."

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