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Thursday, Nov 29

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Trump Judicial Nominee Set To Fail Amid Voter Suppression Charges

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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.

Wednesday, Nov 28

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Supreme Court Hears Murder Case Involving Muscogee Creek Nation Land

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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.

When The 'White Tears' Just Keep Coming

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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.

Tuesday, Nov 27

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3 Chicago Cops Go On Trial, Charged With Covering Up For Jason Van Dyke

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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.

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Mississippi's Racial History Casts Shadow Over Final Senate Race Of 2018

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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.

Monday, Nov 26

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Family Demands Video Release After Alabama Mall Shooting Death

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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.

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As Trial Begins In Charlottesville Protest Death, Community Reflects

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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.

Sunday, Nov 25

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Decades After Clashing With The Klan, A Thriving Vietnamese Community In Texas

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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.

Saturday, Nov 24

How Some Algorithm Lending Programs Discriminate Against Minorities

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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.

Friday, Nov 23

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Episode #1848

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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.

Thursday, Nov 22

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A Thanksgiving Feast With Space At The Table For Grief

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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.

Wednesday, Nov 21

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A Family Tree With Roots Deep In Slavery

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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.

Tuesday, Nov 20

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Pro-Publica, PBS Frontline Project: 'Documenting Hate: New American Nazis'

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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.

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Swastika Defaces Duke University Mural Honoring Synagogue Shooting Victims

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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.

Saturday, Nov 17

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Democrat Andrew Gillum Concedes Florida Governor's Race To Ron DeSantis

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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.

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The Green Book: Celebrating 'The Bible of Black Travel'

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A family vacation was like planning a military campaign. In the Jim Crow era, this guide book was essential for traveling safely.

Thursday, Nov 15

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Police In Many U.S. Cities Fail To Track Murdered, Missing Indigenous Women

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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.

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Generation Z Is The Most Racially And Ethnically Diverse Yet

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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.

Wednesday, Nov 14

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Officer Gave Security Guard 'Multiple Verbal Commands' To Drop Gun, Police Now Say

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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.

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Latinos Increasingly Concerned About Their Place In U.S. Society, Survey Finds

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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.

Tuesday, Nov 13

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Asian-American High School Seniors Closely Watching Harvard Affirmative Action Case

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A lawsuit alleging Harvard University discriminates against Asian-American students in admissions has brought affirmative action — and its future — into the news.

Monday, Nov 12

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GOP Senator's 'Public Hanging' Comment Roils Mississippi Runoff Election

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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."

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Mysterious Suitcase Helps Connecticut Man Discover His Grandfather's WWII Service

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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.

Sunday, Nov 11

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The Role Of The Latino Vote In Nevada's Senate Race

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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.

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Activist Shaun King On Why He's Reviving Frederick Douglass' 'North Star' Paper

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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.

Saturday, Nov 10

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Ballet Dancers Of Color Welcome New Hues As Major Shoe Supplier Diversifies

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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.

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Does Trump Single Out Women And Minorities In Attacks On The Press Corps?

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President Trump's attack on the press intensified this week, including angry comments directed at a number of black female reporters.

Thursday, Nov 8

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Record Number Of LGBTQ Candidates Elected

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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.

Wednesday, Nov 7

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Did Law Enforcement Overlook The Threat Of Far-Right Extremism?

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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.

Tuesday, Nov 6

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Motel 6 Agrees To Pay Millions After Giving Guest Lists To Immigration Authorities

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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.