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Ever find yourself in a conversation about race and identity where you just get...stuck? Code Switch can help. We're all journalists of color, and this isn't just the work we do. It's the lives we lead. Sometimes, we'll make you laugh. Other times, you'll get uncomfortable. But we'll always be unflinchingly honest and empathetic. Come mix it up with us.

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All That Glisters Is Not Gold
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All That Glisters Is Not Gold

It's a widely accepted truth: reading Shakespeare is good for you. But what should we do with all of the bigoted themes in his work? We talk to a group of high schoolers who put on the Merchant Of Venice as a way to interrogate anti-Semitism, and then we ask an expert if that's a good idea.

All That Glisters Is Not Gold

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Dora's Lasting Magic

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Dora's Lasting Magic

Nickelodeon's Dora The Explorer helped usher in a wave of multicultural children's programming in the U.S. Our friends at Latino USA tell the story of how the show pushed back against anti-immigrant rhetoric — and why Dora's character still matters.

Dora's Lasting Magic

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After The Cameras Leave

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After The Cameras Leave

Five years ago, the death of an unarmed black teenager brought the town of Ferguson, Mo. to the center of a national conversation about policing in black communities. Since then, what's changed, if anything, in Ferguson?

After The Cameras Leave

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Puerto Ricans Stand Up

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Puerto Ricans Stand Up

It took less than two weeks for Puerto Ricans to topple their governor following the publication of unsavory private text messages. We tell the story of how small protests evolved into a political uprising unlike anything the island had ever seen.

Puerto Ricans Stand Up

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Chicago's Red Summer

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Chicago's Red Summer

Almost exactly 100 years ago, race riots broke out all across the United States. The Red Summer, as it came to be known, occurred in more than two dozen cities across the nation, including Chicago, where black soldiers returning home from World War I refused to be treated as second class citizens.

Chicago's Red Summer

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Oh So Now It's Racist?
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Oh So Now It's Racist?

This week, an argument about what to call President Trump's rhetoric. NPR editors Mark Memmott and Keith Woods offer different ideas for how news organizations should try to stay credible.

Oh So Now It's Racist?

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The Return Of Race Science

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The Return Of Race Science

In the 19th century it was mainstream science to believe in a racial hierarchy. But after WWII, the scientific world turned its back on eugenics and the study of racial difference. We speak to author Angela Saini, who says that race science is back.

The Return Of Race Science

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America's Concentration Camps?

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America's Concentration Camps?

There's a debate over what to call the facilities holding migrant asylum seekers at the southern border. We revisit an earlier controversy to help make sense of it.

America's Concentration Camps?

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Some Of The People Knew Magic

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Some Of The People Knew Magic

Fifty years after the Stonewall Uprising, queer and trans folks are uncovering hidden parts of LGBTQ+ history. A new exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum, "Nobody Promised You Tomorrow: Art 50 Years After Stonewall," features works from from queer artists of color who were born in the years after Stonewall. We talked to four of them.

Some Of The People Knew Magic

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Code Switch Book Club: Summer 2019

A few of the great books that our listeners recommend for summer reading. Shereen Marisol Meraji/NPR hide caption

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Code Switch Book Club: Summer 2019

Our listeners suggestions include American history, compelling fiction, a few memoirs—and Jane Austen, re-imagined with brown people.

Code Switch Book Club: Summer 2019

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