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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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Study links disparities in pain management to racial bias

Research has documented that black Americans are systematically undertreated for pain relative to white Americans. New research from the University of Virginia suggests that disparities in pain management may be attributable in part to bias. In a study of medical…

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‘Rent-A-Minority’ Promises A Satirical Solution To Diversity Problems

This NPR interview with  Arwa Mahdawi, creator of the “Rent-A-Minority” satirical website, reveals how many people thought it was a real business.

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Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada Report

Canada issued the final report from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission to continue to deal with the legacy of its Indian Residential Schools. Renee Montagne interviewed Murray Sinclair, chair of the Commission, on NPR Morning Edition on Thursday, June 4,…

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On Steel Horses They Ride — To Honor 19th-Century Cavalries

This NPR story describes a multiracial, ” ‘modern progressive motorcycle club,’ that pays homage to the Buffalo Soldiers, the nineteenth century black Ninth and Tenth cavalry.  “We are representing a legacy of a group of men that fought and died…

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