race http://kcur.org en Barack Obama: Race & Politics In The Age of Fracture http://kcur.org/post/barack-obama-race-politics-age-fracture <p>If you want to stir the pot of controversy, adding a dash of race and a pinch of politics is a sure way to spice up the discussion.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On Wednesday&#39;s </span><a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date" style="line-height: 1.5;"><em>Up to Date</em></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, we discuss how President Obama seems to straddle both political and racial divides and why understanding that tension is crucial to navigating the fractious issues that dominate today&rsquo;s legislative landscape.</span></p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 14:45:52 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 44921 at http://kcur.org Barack Obama: Race & Politics In The Age of Fracture Obama's Speech Sparks Discussions On Race http://kcur.org/post/obamas-speech-sparks-discussions-race <p>"Trayvon&nbsp;Martin could have been me 35 years ago." President Obama's words have added a new perspective to the discussion about racial attitudes in the wake of George Zimmerman's acquittal in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.</p><p> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 15:40:44 +0000 Beth Lipoff & Randy Mason 40823 at http://kcur.org Obama's Speech Sparks Discussions On Race Being Biracial-Bridging Two Worlds http://kcur.org/post/being-biracial-bridging-two-worlds <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">According to the US census, the number of people who consider themselves multiracial has grown by 32% over the past decade.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Yet America’s troubled racial past and complicated attitudes about race can pose challenges for biracial families and children. Wh</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">ere does a biracial person fit in? What kind of identity crisis can they face? Thu, 18 Jul 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Matthew Long-Middleton & Susan B. Wilson 41135 at http://kcur.org Being Biracial-Bridging Two Worlds Race & Gender In The Elections: How Children Are Affected http://kcur.org/post/race-gender-elections-how-children-are-affected <p>It may be hard to remember, but the 2008 election broke racial and gender norms for politics. With President Obama, Sarah Palin and Hilary Clinton among the presidential and vice-presidential candidates in both major parties, the idea of race and gender was a common discussion. But what did that election mean to those who didn’t, and couldn’t vote?</p><p> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 00:51:12 +0000 Stephen Steigman, Matthew Long-Middleton & Claire McInerny 31893 at http://kcur.org Race & Gender In The Elections: How Children Are Affected KU Researcher Finds Racial Disparity In NIH Grants http://kcur.org/post/ku-researcher-finds-racial-disparity-nih-grants <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When researchers submit proposals to the National Institutes of Health to get funding, they don’t indicate their race or ethnicity. But black researchers are a third less likely than other equally-qualified researchers to receive </span>NIH<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> funding.</span></p><p> Thu, 17 Jan 2013 16:29:33 +0000 Susan B. Wilson & Monica Sandreczki 30548 at http://kcur.org KU Researcher Finds Racial Disparity In NIH Grants How Discriminatory Real Estate Practices Led To A Divided KC http://kcur.org/post/how-discriminatory-real-estate-practices-led-divided-kc <p>Author Tanner Colby wondered why almost none of his friends were black. His curiosity led him to explore racial integration in America, and his search led him right to Kansas City where J.C. Nichols once enjoyed the dubious distinction of being a national leader in developing and maintaining all-white communities.</p> Mon, 08 Oct 2012 22:13:29 +0000 Susan B. Wilson 25693 at http://kcur.org How Discriminatory Real Estate Practices Led To A Divided KC How To Be Black http://kcur.org/post/how-be-black <p>How black is our guest Baratunde Thurston? Does he fit into our popular concepts of blackness, which he describes as hip-hop, crime and prison, fatherless homes, high blood pressure, school drop outs, drugs, athleticism, musical talent, the Wire, poverty, diabetes, the civil rights movement and, more recently, the U.S. Presidency?</p> Tue, 07 Aug 2012 14:30:11 +0000 Andrea Silenzi & Jabulani Leffall 22331 at http://kcur.org How To Be Black New Report On Black-White Disparities in Kansas http://kcur.org/post/new-report-black-white-disparities-kansas-0 <p>How does the status of African Americans in Kansas compare with that of its white citizens? That&rsquo;s the question that inspired a recent report by the <a href="http://www.kaaac.ks.gov/" target="_blank">Kansas African American Affairs Commission</a>.</p><p> Tue, 15 May 2012 15:31:00 +0000 Susan B. Wilson 17689 at http://kcur.org New Report On Black-White Disparities in Kansas