racism http://kuow.org en Pushback On Richard Sherman Debate: 'He Is The Antithesis Of The Dumb Jock Stereotype' http://kuow.org/post/pushback-richard-sherman-debate-he-antithesis-dumb-jock-stereotype <p>The Seattle Seahawks booked their ticket to the Super Bowl by winning the NFC Championship on Sunday, but not without some controversy.</p><p>When Erin Andrews of Fox Sports grabbed Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman for a post-game interview, he looked right into the camera and said, “I’m the best corner in the game and when you try me against a sorry receiver like Crabtree that’s the results you going to get.” Tue, 21 Jan 2014 22:05:49 +0000 David Hyde & Christine Streich 27401 at http://kuow.org Pushback On Richard Sherman Debate: 'He Is The Antithesis Of The Dumb Jock Stereotype' A Postman's 1963 Walk For Justice, Cut Short On An Alabama Road http://kuow.org/post/postmans-1963-walk-justice-cut-short-alabama-road In April of 1963, a Baltimore mailman set off to deliver the most important letter in his life — one he wrote himself. William Lewis Moore decided to walk along Highway 11 from Chattanooga, Tenn., to Jackson, Miss., hoping to hand-deliver his letter to Gov. Ross Barnett. Moore wanted Barnett to fundamentally change Mississippi's racial hierarchy — something unthinkable for a Southern politician at the time.<p>In his letter, Moore warned the governor, "Do not go down in infamy as one who fought the democracy for all which you have not the power to prevent." It never reached its destination. Wed, 14 Aug 2013 11:43:00 +0000 editor 18542 at http://kuow.org A Postman's 1963 Walk For Justice, Cut Short On An Alabama Road State Supreme Court Blasts Racism In Jury Selection http://kuow.org/post/state-supreme-court-blasts-racism-jury-selection <p>The Supreme Court of Washington blasted a common trial court practice Thursday that results in black defendants being sent to prison by all-white juries.</p><p>The court says racial discrimination in jury selection is rampant. Fri, 02 Aug 2013 21:41:34 +0000 Phyllis Fletcher 17895 at http://kuow.org State Supreme Court Blasts Racism In Jury Selection State Supreme Court Blasts “Institutional Racism” In Jury Selection http://kuow.org/post/state-supreme-court-blasts-institutional-racism-jury-selection <p></p><p>Race, racism and fairness are at the heart of a stack of opinions released today by the Washington state Supreme Court. The court issued 110 pages about one murder conviction, even though it was not overturned today. KUOW’s Phyllis Fletcher gives us the lowdown on the latest Supreme Court ruling.</p><p> Thu, 01 Aug 2013 19:09:23 +0000 the conversation with ross reynolds 17791 at http://kuow.org Episode 40: Young Seattleites Say Code Switching Is A Tough Habit To Break http://kuow.org/post/episode-40-young-seattleites-say-code-switching-tough-habit-break <p>There’s no such thing as a normal you. Do you talk to your boss the same way you talk to your dog? Probably not. This is called code switching.</p><p>Inspired by NPR’s <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/codeswitch/">Code Switch</a>, hosts Kadian Vanloo and Antonia Dorn share stories about why and how youth code switch:</p><ul><li>Tamil is the mother tongue for both Ananya Shankar and her cousin, RadioActive's Kamna Shastri. But when Ananya visits the United States for the first time, Kamna notices her cousin only speaks to her in English.&nbsp;</li><li>RadioActive's Riley Guttman lives on Mercer Island where the African-American population is just over one percent. His black friend notices that when he walks in on a group of white friends, the conversation tends to change — and not how you might think.</li></ul><p>Speaking of race, affirmative action was under scrutiny at the Supreme Court of the United States this week. It's been illegal in Washington state since 1998, but people still have opinions about it. RadioActive's Yafiet Bezabih asked Seattleites what they think. Thu, 27 Jun 2013 18:45:02 +0000 Antonia Dorn & Kadian Vanloo & Kamna Shastri & Riley Guttman 15652 at http://kuow.org Episode 40: Young Seattleites Say Code Switching Is A Tough Habit To Break