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50 Years Ago: President Johnson Signed The Fair Housing Act

Gene Demby of NPR’s Code Switch reviews the history of government policies that created and reinforced segregation.  The Fair Housing Act was an attempt to correct the situation that failed time and time again.  To watch the 6 1/2 minute…

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New Evidence Shows There’s Still Bias Against Black Natural Hair

The “Good Hair Study,” conducted by Perception Institute, confirms that many people — including black ones — have a bias against the types and styles of natural hair worn by black people.  

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On Social Media, As In Life, White People Are Way Less Likely To Talk About Race

Gene Demby of NPR’s Code Switch reports on “New data from the Pew Research Center [that] strongly suggests that . . . white people really are much less likely to talk about racial issues on social media.”  He quotes Monica…

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Code Switch Race and identity, remixed: NPR podcast

National Public Radio has begun a weekly podcast about race and identity.  The first installment featured Peggy MacIntosh, Chenjerai Kumanyika, and Catherine Orr with a focus on how discussions about whiteness occur in the college classroom.

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How Black Lives Have Always Mattered: A Reading List

From NPR’s Code Switch thanks to NIOT member Simona Brickers.  “Several recent history books help illuminate the historical contradictions that Black History Month exemplifies, namely, how a nation founded on racial slavery became both a beacon for radical hope and…

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