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The Race Beat, Revisited

By Features January 12, 2018

Shereen Marisol Meraji kicked off an episode of “Code Switch,” a podcast taglined “Race and Identity Remixed,” with a confession: “My mom’s Puerto Rican; my dad’s Iranian. And I, too, suffer from racial imposter syndrome.” Meraji went … Read more

When Is A Remark Racist?

By Opinion January 16, 2017

Asked about his hopes for 2017 by a weekly newspaper, Buffalo, N.Y. school board member Carl Paladino said last month he hoped First Lady Michelle Obama would “return to being a male and let loose in the outback of Zimbabwe … Read more

Undercovering the Sources of Racial Conflict

By September 25, 2014

Do today’s news media, legacy or digital, have what it takes to explore the underlying sources of racial conflict like the recent troubles in Ferguson, Missouri? There is plenty of historical precedent. The problem is finding and mustering the resources. Read more

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