Feature Stories: Articles on Racial Profiling, Immigration Today

Current news, events, research, and reporting, covering the full range of racial issues, racism, discrimination, race relations in the contemporary society

October 16th, 2009
Written by Julie Mehta in Feature Stories with 1 Comment
It was the ultimate in reality television. For more than two years, beginning in April 1996, a weekly primetime show in South Africa broadcast hearings of the national Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). Victims and perpetrators of the recently abolished practice of apartheid related graphic examples of human rights abuses suffered and inflicted through the legalized system of segregation...
September 29th, 2009
Written by Alonzo Weston in Cover Stories with 0 Comments
Allan Thomas remembers June 8, 1967 —the day Israeli air and sea forces mistakenly attacked the USS Liberty, a U.S. Naval intelligence ship, just outside Egypt. Thomas was a Navy seaman who worked on a rescue ship in the area. He drew the assignment of retrieving and identifying the bodies.“I remember the captain told us over the P.A. system, ‘We don’t know how we [are] going to come out [of]...
September 21st, 2009
Written by Sharon Egiebor ... in Feature Stories with 1 Comment
“Hey, have you heard the one about the rabbi, the priest and the Baptist minister? Or the one that starts, “your mama is so ugly, is she…?” Or maybe you can finish the joke that starts, “Take my wife….”Laughter, like music, is a universal language. But do the things that make me laugh, make you laugh, too? How much do ethnic and cultural norms determine what makes us laugh?In the 1970s, comedian...
September 21st, 2009
Written by Patty Talahongva in Feature Stories with 0 Comments
It doesn’t matter where you live in the United States, what your race or ethnicity is, how much money you make or whether you are male or female, your chances of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD) are alarmingly high. CVD is a broad term describing specific conditions such as coronary artery disease, angina, heart failure and arrhythmias.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say...
August 11th, 2009
Written by Cassandra Frank... in Cover Stories with 0 Comments
illustration of a strand of DNA
O, mankind! We created you… and made you intonations and tribes that you may know each other, not that you may despise each other. – The QuranIt is a subject that ignites such passions that it is rarely broached in polite company. Some Americans would rather not acknowledge its presence. Others cannot resist it as a way to lord over those they see as less than themselves. Still others cannot...