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Race Relations

NAM original coverage, youth media stories and ethnic media articles on race relations in America.

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Bakewell Exhorts NNPA to Agitate for Change

New America Media, News Report, Khalil Abdullah, Apr 07, 2010

National Newspaper Publishers Association chair and publisher of The Los Angeles Sentinel, threw down the gauntlet at the NNPAs annual gathering, urging his peers to be more aggressive in putting the burning issues of African Americans on their front pages.

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Obama Makes it Official: Hes African-American

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Apr 06, 2010

By checking the box African-American on his census form President Obama unequivocally and unhesitatingly made it official: Hes African-American.

New America Now: Stormy Weather, I Got Thunder, Paula West

New America Now, Audio, Apr 02, 2010

This week on New America Now - A special on black entertainers: James Gavin talks about his book Stormy Weather: The Life of Lena Horne, Lashonda Barnett looks at black women songwriters and their craft in I Got Thunder, and local singer Paula West reveals some of her favorite jazz musicians.

Colorado's H1N1 Tracking Omits Race Data

New America Media, News Report, Video, Elena Shore // Video: Cliff Parker and Paul Billingsley, Mar 31, 2010

Sixty-nine people in Colorado have died of H1N1, the swine flu virus, but health department officials dont know how many of the victims were black or Latino.

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The GOP Would Cut Its Throat If It Denounced Racism

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Mar 28, 2010

Commentator Earl Ofari Hutchison argues racism may be unsavory, but the GOP cannot win an election without it.

Racial Profiling Rears Its Ugly Head in Torrance, CA

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Mar 15, 2010

Yesterday, supporters of black minister Robert Taylor called for justice 10 days after he was wrongly stopped by police in a Los Angeles suburb with a history of complaints of racial profiling. NAM commentator Earl Ofari Hutchinson, who was there, compares the incident to the arrest of Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates.

Census: Masking Identities or Counting the Indigenous Among Us?

New America Media, Commentary, Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez, Mar 04, 2010

It was when I first stood atop the Pyramid of the Sun in Teotihuacan, Mexico in 1976 that I was finally able to grasp something my parents first communicated to me when I was five years old; that my roots on this continent are not simply Mexican, but both ancient and Indigenous.

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Ethnic Special Needs Children Face Longer Wait for Health Care

New America Media, News report, Vivian Po, Mar 03, 2010

The waiting line for a pediatric specialist can range from 16 to 114 days. Autistic children will have to wait an average of 54 days to see a pediatric neurologist; diabetic children have to wait 56 days to see a pediatric endocrinologist, and children with heart conditions have to wait 39 days.

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Fair and Ugly - Indian Americans and Skin Color Politics

Little India, News Feature, Achal Mehra, Mar 01, 2010

Indian Americans have avoided many of the burdens of their skin tone in American life. Ironically, however, few communities worldwide demonstrate as deep a prejudice for light skin as Indians.

Marrying into the Tribe

New America Media, Commentary, Connie J. Davis, Feb 28, 2010

A white woman who fell in love with a Hupa man moved onto the reservation and has lived as an honorary member of the American Indian tribe ever since.

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