Melissa Wooten of the University of Massachusetts Amherst discusses why people question the existence of historically black universities and explains why those universities are needed.
The described event occurred around 1910, as retold by the woman's great granddaughter, Mary Ellen Noone. The story relates to discussion of emotional reactions to prejudice and how hate can lead to brutal acts against minority groups.
John Lewis is interviewed about his work during the Civil Rights era and how nonviolence defined the movement.
There is a pervasive belief in White America that the Civil War was not fought over slavery. This belief, referred to as the "Lost Cause" myth, is discussed in this podcast through the context of historian Ty Seidule's book: Robert E. Lee and Me.
Alex Landau describes what began as a routine traffic stop and ended with him being left him unconscious and bleeding at the hands of the police.
In this podcast, Mo Rocca reminds us of three influential people whose contributions are not generally recognized. Elizabeth Jennings ought for integration of NYC's transportation system 100 years before Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat. Moses Fleetwood Walker was the first African-American major league ballplayer. Lois Weber was the first woman to direct a feature film (in 1914).
This segment includes a discussion of the role of "White Power Music" in recruiting young people to hate groups.
The real life women of the movie "Hidden Figures" are discussed by the actresses who play them in the movie.
Christopher Salas-Wright discusses the stereotype that immigrants in the United States are criminals.
This RadioLab program addresses the question of why, if our genes are nearly all the same, race remains a meaningful cultural concept.
Ruth Thompson-Miller discusses the lasting impact of Jim Crow segregation laws and how the stress created by those laws can impact both people who dealt with them directly and their descendants.
A podcast about the experiences of Kenyans of Indian descent.
Comedian Elna Baker describes White parents' reactions when FAO Schwartz sold out of a popular White baby doll. The White parents preferred White dolls to Asian, Black, or Hispanic dolls and rejected "imperfect" dolls.
Resmaa Menakem, a trauma therapist in Minneapolis, and Robin DiAngelo, Affiliate Associate Professor of Education at the University of Washington, join On Being in conversation regarding racial trauma, white fragility, and racism.
Olutosin, a college student and aspiring rapper, was suspected of planning to commit a mass shooting on campus, and charged with attempting to make a terrorist threat. This podcast explores how his prosecution is an example of bias in how people perceive rappers and rap music.
In an interview with Krista Tippett, Michelle Alexander discusses the modern face of racism against Black Americans. She also describes her hope for societal changes in this reality.
This podcast describes a study that found a link between test scores of African Americans and Obama's election.
This American Life Episode is about two sisters who embark on a road trip where they re-trace the trail their Cherokee ancestors took when they were expelled from their home. Together they reflect on the good and the bad that make up the United States.
In a series of interviews, Black people provide an inside look on what it is like to be Black.
A 2017 poll finds that three of the top four modern-day, mainstream feminist icons are African-American women.
The Woolworth sit in is described by a first-person account of the events on February 1, 1960. Also discussed is the narrator's thoughts about the reaction of an older White female onlooker to the event.