Race http://nhpr.org en Remembering The March On Washington http://nhpr.org/post/remembering-march-washington <p><span style="line-height: 200%; font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 12pt; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-bidi-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;">We talk with African Americans living in northern New England about the Civil Rights protest that helped change the course of racial history in the U.S. Fifty years later, Americans are still contemplating the legacy of that day and debating the extent to which Dr. Wed, 28 Aug 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 33920 at http://nhpr.org Remembering The March On Washington Learning To Love The Tour De France http://nhpr.org/post/learning-love-tour-de-france <p>I was deep in western New York for the July fourth holiday. We had loads of fun and the weather was mostly great. The one sour note was not being able to find Wimbledon on the available television channels…we searched for Wimbledon and found live coverage of the Tour de France. In addition to having no interest in watching the race, I realized that I had no idea how to watch the Tour de France. I’m not alone, apparently because each year when the spotlight turns again to spandex, millions of Americans shrug and say “meh!”</p><p> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 13:20:50 +0000 Virginia Prescott 31472 at http://nhpr.org Learning To Love The Tour De France Social Media Put Fla. Case In National Spotlight http://nhpr.org/post/social-media-put-fla-case-national-spotlight The shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Florida has sparked heated reactions across the country, but there was a lag before mainstream media picked up on the story. Not so online, where a more immediate outcry grew into a petition drive this week to encourage a federal investigation.<p>Now the Justice Department is looking into Trayvon Martin's death at the hands of a neighborhood watch volunteer, and black media and social media were key in demanding closer scrutiny.<p>The 17-year-old was shot on Feb. Wed, 21 Mar 2012 08:00:00 +0000 Karen Grigsby Bates 2653 at http://nhpr.org Social Media Put Fla. Case In National Spotlight How Do Racial Attitudes Affect Opinions About The Health Care Overhaul? http://nhpr.org/post/how-do-racial-attitudes-affect-opinions-about-health-care-overhaul As the Supreme Court gets ready to hear a case involving the constitutionality of President Obama's health care overhaul, social scientists are asking a disturbing — and controversial — question: Do the intense feelings about the health care overhaul among ordinary Americans stem from their philosophical views about the appropriate role of government, or from their racial attitudes about the signature policy of the country's first black president?<p>In a new <a href="http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1540-5907.2011.00577.x/abstract">paper</a> published in the <em>American Journal of Tue, 20 Mar 2012 08:27:00 +0000 2622 at http://nhpr.org How Do Racial Attitudes Affect Opinions About The Health Care Overhaul? Voters May Break Up Fight Over 'Fighting Sioux' http://nhpr.org/post/voters-may-break-fight-over-fighting-sioux The state Supreme Court in North Dakota is about to consider this question: Can lawmakers require a college to name its sports teams after a Native American tribe?<p>For decades, University of North Dakota teams have been known as the "Fighting Sioux." It's a name some see as an honor and others find demeaning. Now, the long fight over the Fighting Sioux may be settled in a courtroom.<p><strong>2,400 Logos And A 'Vexing' Dispute</strong><p>If there is any place to see the Fighting Sioux logo, it's at the university's hockey arena. Thu, 15 Mar 2012 04:01:00 +0000 2518 at http://nhpr.org Voters May Break Up Fight Over 'Fighting Sioux' Case Renews Focus On Race In College Admissions http://nhpr.org/post/case-renews-focus-race-college-admissions College and university presidents are wringing their hands over the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to revisit the issue of affirmative action next fall. Critics of racial preferences are thrilled because the court could significantly restrict the use of race in admissions, but proponents of affirmative action say this would be a huge setback for institutions struggling to diversify their student body.<p>Their biggest fear? That when the court decides <em>Fisher v. Thu, 01 Mar 2012 21:11:00 +0000 Claudio Sanchez 2253 at http://nhpr.org Case Renews Focus On Race In College Admissions A Panther’s Perspective http://nhpr.org/post/panther%E2%80%99s-perspective <p>From Black Panther to prisoner to professor, Author Jamal Joseph joins us to discuss his new book Panther Baby: A Life of Rebellion and Reinvention.</p> Tue, 07 Feb 2012 16:09:48 +0000 Virginia Prescott 1740 at http://nhpr.org A Panther’s Perspective Everybody’s Green http://nhpr.org/post/everybody-s-green <DIV class=transcript></DIV> Fri, 04 Sep 2009 04:00:00 +0000 Ahmina James 11268 at http://nhpr.org Socrates Exchange: Should Race Matter? http://nhpr.org/post/socrates-exchange-should-race-matter <div class="transcript" jquery1324054171077="34"><p>Each month&nbsp;<a href="http://www.nhpr.org/programs/socrates-exchange"><u><font color="#0000ff">Socrates Exchange</font></u></a> explores a different philosophical question, both on the air and on the web. This month we look at the question &quot;Should race matter?&quot; Is being the majority race still an advantage, or not? Do people of one race get special treatment or attention? If so, is that needed or right? Be part of the conversation.</p><p><span class="web_resources_header"><b>Guest</b></span></p> Tue, 06 May 2008 04:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 940 at http://nhpr.org