race http://kuow.org en Historians Seek To Expand Knowledge Of Oregon's African-American History http://kuow.org/post/historians-seek-expand-knowledge-oregons-african-american-history <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/07/072314CL_blackhistory_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>We all have an image of the Oregon Trail: the covered wagon, mom with her bonnet, and dad handling the mules with a couple of kids riding shotgun. In that image, they’re probably all white.<p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:50:35 +0000 Chris Lehman 38864 at http://kuow.org Historians Seek To Expand Knowledge Of Oregon's African-American History The Racial Undertones Of 'The Mikado' http://kuow.org/post/racial-undertones-mikado <p>Jeannie Yandel talks to Josephine Lee, English and Asian American studies professor at the University of Minnesota, about the checkered history of the Gilbert and Sullivan's "The Mikado." Fri, 18 Jul 2014 21:22:57 +0000 Jeannie Yandel & Amina Al-Sadi 38523 at http://kuow.org The Racial Undertones Of 'The Mikado' Study Reveals Worse Outcomes For Black And Latino Defendants http://kuow.org/post/study-reveals-worse-outcomes-black-and-latino-defendants There are a lot of steps that come between an arrest and a conviction, and between conviction and sentencing. And throughout that winding process, a prosecutor's decisions carry enormous weight.<p><em>Does the prosecutor accept the case? Does she have the defendant jailed before trial? Thu, 17 Jul 2014 14:57:59 +0000 editor 38416 at http://kuow.org Study Reveals Worse Outcomes For Black And Latino Defendants On The Census, Who Checks 'Hispanic,' Who Checks 'White,' And Why http://kuow.org/post/census-who-checks-hispanic-who-checks-white-and-why We've been talking<a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/codeswitch/2014/06/09/319584793/what-is-your-race-for-millions-of-americans-a-shifting-answer"> a lot lately about how who fills out the Census in what way</a>. It's an ongoing preoccupation of Code Switch, and one shared by Julie Dowling. Dowling, a University of Illinois sociologist, whose book,<em><a href="http://utpress.utexas.edu/index.php/books/dowmex"> Mexican Americans and the Question of Race</a></em>, came out earlier this year. Mon, 16 Jun 2014 14:40:06 +0000 Gene Demby 36465 at http://kuow.org On The Census, Who Checks 'Hispanic,' Who Checks 'White,' And Why What Is Your Race? For Millions Of Americans, A Shifting Answer http://kuow.org/post/what-your-race-millions-americans-shifting-answer <em>This post has been updated. </em><p>We tend to think of a race as a static thing, but it's always been much more slippery. American history has seen lots of immigrant groups that were the targets of suspicion and even racial violence — Jews, the Irish, Germans, Italians — gradually subsumed into the big, amorphous category of whiteness. The trajectory of that shift has been a little different for each of those groups — and, notably, was informed by the fact that they were <em>not</em> black — but that's been the general template of immigrant assimilation. Mon, 09 Jun 2014 17:17:44 +0000 Gene Demby 36038 at http://kuow.org What Is Your Race? For Millions Of Americans, A Shifting Answer Jimi Hendrix, Seattle And Race In Post-War American Culture http://kuow.org/post/jimi-hendrix-seattle-and-race-post-war-american-culture <div><p></p><p>David Hyde speaks with c<span style="line-height: 1.5;">ultural historian, musician and writer&nbsp;</span><a href="http://tigger.uic.edu/~pbhales/my%20uic%20webpage(s)/Peter%20Bacon%20Hales.html" style="line-height: 1.5;">Peter Bacon Hales</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">about</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Jimi Hendrix's cover of Bob Dylan's "All Along The Watchtower," which is the subject of a chapter in his new book, "<a href="http://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/O/bo17840930.html">Outside The Gates Of Eden: </a></span><a href="http://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/O/bo17840930.html" style="line-height: 1.5;"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Dream Of America From Hiroshima To Now."</span></a> Fri, 30 May 2014 22:02:03 +0000 David Hyde & Amina Al-Sadi 35470 at http://kuow.org Jimi Hendrix, Seattle And Race In Post-War American Culture British Columbia Apologies For Past Treatment Of Chinese Americans http://kuow.org/post/british-columbia-apologies-past-treatment-chinese-americans <p>Steve Scher talks to Vaughn Palmer, columnist for the Vancouver Sun, about the British Columbia Legislature's apology to Chinese Canadians. Nearly 100 laws, regulations and policies were passed and implemented from 1871 to the end of WWII that discriminated against Chinese immigrants in Canada. Wed, 21 May 2014 22:36:13 +0000 Steve Scher & Amina Al-Sadi 34933 at http://kuow.org British Columbia Apologies For Past Treatment Of Chinese Americans European Soccer Tackles Racism But Slips On A Banana Peel http://kuow.org/post/european-soccer-tackles-racism-slips-banana-peel While sports fan in the U.S. have been focused this week <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/04/29/308062478/reactions-to-nba-s-ban-of-clippers-owner-donald-sterling">on the Donald Sterling scandal</a>, European soccer fans have been talking about another racial incident. At a match between FC Barcelona (popularly known as Barça) and Villareal CF in Spain this past weekend, Brazilian player Dani Alves was setting up to take a corner kick when a banana, thrown by a fan, landed in front of him on the pitch. Thu, 01 May 2014 17:24:09 +0000 Gene Demby 33682 at http://kuow.org European Soccer Tackles Racism But Slips On A Banana Peel Jerry Brewer: 'A Lot Of People' Complicit In Donald Sterling's Bad Behavior http://kuow.org/post/jerry-brewer-lot-people-complicit-donald-sterlings-bad-behavior <p>On Tuesday, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver ordered that Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling be banned from the team and the NBA for life. The announcement came after <a href="http://kuow.org/post/nba-will-announce-its-stance-sterling-case-today">Sterling's racist remarks</a> were made public in a secretly taped recording. Wed, 30 Apr 2014 18:31:57 +0000 Bill Radke & Jason Pagano 33592 at http://kuow.org Jerry Brewer: 'A Lot Of People' Complicit In Donald Sterling's Bad Behavior Why Would The NAACP Honor Donald Sterling Anyway? http://kuow.org/post/why-would-naacp-honor-donald-sterling-anyway <em>Update: The NAACP issued a <a href="http://www.naacp.org/press/entry/naacp-statement-resignation-of-los-angeles-president-jenkins">press release</a> on Thursday advising that Leon Jenkins has resigned his post as president of the Los Angeles chapter. The national organization said it is "developing guidelines for its branches to help them in their award selection process."</em><p>"The Los Angeles NAACP intention to honor Mr. Tue, 29 Apr 2014 20:24:00 +0000 Karen Grigsby Bates 33555 at http://kuow.org Why Would The NAACP Honor Donald Sterling Anyway? Stuart Taylor: Affirmative Action Is A Disservice To Minorities http://kuow.org/post/stuart-taylor-affirmative-action-disservice-minorities <p></p><p>Marcie Sillman talks with <a href="http://www.brookings.edu/experts/taylors?view=bio">Stuart Taylor, Jr., a Brookings Institution nonresident senior fellow</a>, about race and how it should or should not be used in college admissions or hiring practices.</p><p>Taylor is also the author of "Mismatch: How Affirmative Action Hurts Students It's Intended to Help, and Why Universities Won't Admit It." Thu, 24 Apr 2014 21:48:38 +0000 Marcie Sillman & Hannah Burn 33201 at http://kuow.org Stuart Taylor: Affirmative Action Is A Disservice To Minorities Exploring Winners, Losers And Theater With James Long and Marcus Youssef http://kuow.org/post/exploring-winners-losers-and-theater-james-long-and-marcus-youssef <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p></p><p>What does it mean to be a winner in today's society? That's a concept Canadian theater artists James Long and Marcus Youssef explore in their show, "Winners and Losers." They've taken the show all over the world, most recently to <a href="http://www.ontheboards.org/performances/winners-and-losers">Seattle's On The Boards</a>. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 21:48:03 +0000 Marcie Sillman 33115 at http://kuow.org Exploring Winners, Losers And Theater With James Long and Marcus Youssef The Supreme Court Decides On Michigan Affirmative Action Case http://kuow.org/post/supreme-court-decides-michigan-affirmative-action-case <p>Ross Reynolds talks with Marcia Coyle, the chief Washington correspondent for the National Law Journal, about the repercussions of the Supreme Court's decision on Michigan's affirmative action case <em>Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action.</em> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:54:42 +0000 Ross Reynolds & Amina Al-Sadi 33255 at http://kuow.org The Supreme Court Decides On Michigan Affirmative Action Case Does Higher Education Lack Diversity? Western Pres. Says It's A National Problem http://kuow.org/post/does-higher-education-lack-diversity-western-pres-says-its-national-problem <p>Ross Reynolds talks with Western Washington University President Dr. Bruce Shepard about his <a href="http://www.wwu.edu/president/blog/posts/24.shtml">concerns for the lack of diversity</a> at Western and other schools across the country.</p><p>In a recent convocation speech, Shepard sparked a debate over his statement: "If we are as white in 10 years as we are today, Western will have failed as a university." Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:55:03 +0000 Ross Reynolds & Hannah Burn 32732 at http://kuow.org Does Higher Education Lack Diversity? Western Pres. Says It's A National Problem Denied A Stage, She Sang For A Nation http://kuow.org/post/denied-stage-she-sang-nation <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mAONYTMf2pk</p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 16:18:56 +0000 Susan Stamberg 32191 at http://kuow.org Denied A Stage, She Sang For A Nation