racism

  • July 7, 2016  

    A police officer shot 32-year-old Philando Castile in his car Wednesday after pulling him over for a broken tail light. The aftermath was filmed and broadcast on Facebook by Castile’s girlfriend, who explained that he had been legally carrying a gun. His death, the second of a black man killed by police in as many days, prompted grief and protest. Hari Sreenivasan reports. Continue reading

  • July 7, 2016  

    Why did a police officer use lethal force against Philando Castile during a routine traffic stop in Minnesota? Hari Sreenivasan talks to Jelani Cobb of The New Yorker, David Klinger of the University of Missouri-St. Louis and Issie Lapowsky of Wired discuss the growing impact of social media in police confrontations, police training in implicit bias and whether video evidence is changing the conversation. Continue reading

  • July 1, 2016  

    Immigrants and minorities in post-Brexit Britain are living in fear, reporting an uptick in xenophobic attacks that some are blaming on the immigrant scapegoating of the Leave movement. In Hammersmith, a Polish war memorial and a cultural center were vandalized and anti-Muslim pamphlets are making the rounds in Birmingham, where a Halal butcher was firebombed. Hari Sreenivasan reports from London. Continue reading

  • June 22, 2016  

    Last month, a Mississippi judge ordered the state’s public schools to desegregate, illuminating the ongoing struggle to comply with the Supreme Court’s 1954 Brown v. Board of Education ruling. Special correspondent Charlayne Hunter-Gault talks to Maureen Costello of the Southern Poverty Law Center for insight into how Southern schools can move race relations forward. Continue reading

  • June 17, 2016  

    Friday saw the first anniversary of the shooting at Charleston’s Emanuel AME Church, where alleged white supremacist Dylann Roof killed nine black churchgoers. Among those who struggled to come to terms with the tragedy were two local poets, musician and web designer Marcus Amaker and South Carolina Poet Laureate Marjory Wentworth, who share some of their reflections in verse. Continue reading

  • June 15, 2016  

    The Oakland police department’s history of misconduct — particularly involving African-Americans — has made it the subject of federal oversight for 13 years. Wednesday, Stanford researchers released the results of a two-year-long study into the department, confirming that Oakland officers exhibit significant racial biases in their day-to-day work. Special correspondent Jackie Judd reports. Continue reading

  • June 14, 2016  

    A year ago this week, nine black churchgoers were gunned down inside Charleston’s historic Mother Emanuel A.M.E. Church by alleged white supremacist Dylan Roof, who faces the death penalty if convicted. Among those slain was the church’s pastor, the Rev. Clementa Pinckney. Last winter, the Rev. Betty Deas took over as pastor, and joins Jeffrey Brown to reflect on the tragedy and its aftermath.
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    Poets Marjory Wentworth and Marcus Amaker found that poetry helped them cope in the aftermath of the shooting at Charleston’s Emanuel AME Church one year ago. Continue reading

  • June 8, 2016  

    Though Tuesday’s primaries were dominated by Hillary Clinton’s history-making victories in California and New Jersey, Donald Trump picked up big wins as well. But the real estate mogul’s rapport with the GOP is still tenuous, thanks to his widely condemned and racially charged standoff with a federal judge. Judy Woodruff talks to Susan Page of USA Today and Reid Wilson of Morning Consult for more. Continue reading

  • June 7, 2016  

    The AP has declared Hillary Clinton the presumptive Democratic nominee, a conclusion that was reaffirmed when House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi endorsed her — although Sen. Bernie Sanders is still hoping for an upset in California. Meanwhile, Donald Trump faces criticism from the GOP over his racially charged standoff with a judge. Political director Lisa Desjardins and John Yang report. Continue reading