Sen. Tim Scott, the lone black Republican in the Senate, said he would not support Thomas Farr. The nominee came under scrutiny over possible voter suppression efforts in North Carolina.
A convicted man's fate hangs on whether he committed a murder on land belonging to Native Americans or to Oklahoma. David Greene talks to James Floyd, principal chief of the Muscogee Creek Nation.
The phrase is meant as a gentle poke at white people who take offense at minor threats to their privilege. "Sometimes it feels good just to make fun of racism and of racists," says one humorist.
Just hours after he shot and killed Laquan McDonald, Jason Van Dyke with other officers who were on the shooting scene and with detectives tasked with investigating the incident.
The special election runoff in deep red Mississippi was expected to be a sleepy affair — a formality, even. Instead, the race has tightened as the GOP candidate stumbled over the state's racist past.
Police initially said Emantic "EJ" Bradford Jr., who died Thanksgiving night, shot a teenager during a fight. But officials later retracted, saying it was unlikely he fired the shots that injured two.
Charlottesvile, Va., is bracing for the murder trial of the man accused of ramming his car into a crowd during a white supremacist rally in 2017. The community wants accountability, and healing.
When Vietnamese immigrants first arrived in Texas, they received a hostile reception from locals who were concerned about competition. Now that immigrant community is thriving.
NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Washington Post columnist Michelle Singletary about how algorithms of computer-driven lending programs, somehow, manage to discriminate against minorities.
Latino USA tells the story of Richard Oakes, a Native leader in the Red Power Movement of the 1960s, starting with his childhood in a Mohawk neighborhood in Brooklyn.
The Charlotte, N.C. support group Mothers of Murdered Offspring hosts an annual Thanksgiving meal for families who have lost a loved one to homicide.
At first, the results of Nabil Ayers' DNA test made him feel less black than ever. But months later, those results uncovered his ties to a unique and specific black experience.
Rachel Martin talks to Pro-Publica's A.C. Thompson about his latest documentary: Documenting Hate: New American Nazis, which airs on PBS' Frontline Tuesday night.
The Nazi symbol was spray-painted over a Star of David on a campus memorial to the 11 people killed last month at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pennsylvania.
Keeping Florida in the GOP column is a highlight for Republicans this year. While Republicans held onto the Senate, Democrats flipped the House and made major gains in the governor's contests, too.
A family vacation was like planning a military campaign. In the Jim Crow era, this guide book was essential for traveling safely.
Seattle-based researchers examined the disappearances and murders of Native American women in 71 U.S. cities. They found information on 506 documented cases — and huge, troubling gaps in the data.
The Pew Research Center analyzed post-millennials who are currently between the ages of 6 and 21 and found nearly half — 48 percent — are from communities of color.
The agency said Roberson was in "plain black clothing with no markings readily identifying him as a Security Guard." That contradicts what multiple people who say they were witnesses told the media.
A majority of Hispanics say they are dissatisfied with the way things are going in the country, according to a new survey by the Pew Research Center.
A lawsuit alleging Harvard University discriminates against Asian-American students in admissions has brought affirmative action — and its future — into the news.
Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, facing African-American opponent Mike Espy on Nov. 27, was caught on tape saying about a supporter, "If he invited me to a public hanging, I'd be on the front row."
After decades, a Connecticut man found his grandfather's grave in the Netherlands, and the Dutch family members that were the grave's volunteer caretakers.
NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks with Jon Ralston, editor of The Nevada Independent, about the results of their high-profile Senate race and the role Latino voters played.
Shaun King plans to revive The North Star, originally an abolitionist newspaper published by Frederick Douglass in 1847. He says it's necessary to fight back against injustices in today's world.
U.K. company Freed of London now sells ballet shoes for dancers of color — 200 years after the invention of white ones. It's good news for dancers who've long painted their shoes to match their skin.
President Trump's attack on the press intensified this week, including angry comments directed at a number of black female reporters.
On election night hundreds of LGBTQ candidates ran for office and many made history, including the first openly gay governor in Colorado and the first lesbian Native American congresswoman in Kansas.
Janet Reitman of The New York Times Magazine says counter-terrorism strategists failed to adequately address right-wing domestic extremism — which enabled the movement to become even more dangerous.
The hotel chain has reached a tentative $7.6 million settlement in a class-action lawsuit. Motel 6 employees in multiple locations provided guests' names to Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents.