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

June 24th, 2010
Written by Larry Feldman in Feature Stories with 0 Comments
From the outside, it looked like an ordinary classroom, but on the inside, extraordinary things were happening. Twelve third-graders, six Black and six White, giggled nervously as their adult facilitator urged them to “stretch out” on the classroom floor. The children were tentative – many of them had met just a few minutes before – but they followed directions, extending their arms to the center...
June 23rd, 2010
Written by Christine Orcha... in Spotlight, Feature Stories, Eskimo with 1 Comment
Eskimo children walk to school
Since learning about them as a child, whenever I would hear the word “Eskimo,” I would think of a stocky person wrapped in animal skins and furs, setting out from an igloo with harpoon in hand to hunt for the family’s meal. These people seemed as different from me as creatures from another planet. To imagine that many of them lived in one of the states in the same nation, as I, seemed...
June 2nd, 2010
Written by Holly Beretto in Spotlight, Feature Stories, Italian with 0 Comments
An artichoke
“Holly, honey, come help me out.” That’s my mother, calling from the kitchen.I remember poking my head from my dad’s home office, where I was doing whatever homework 13-year-olds do on Sundays: “What?”In a rare departure from the Sunday routine, we were having dinner at home. Normally, we’d gather en masse at my grandmother’s for a loud, relative-laden, multi-course extravaganza. When I think...
June 1st, 2010
Written by Ann Tierney Prochnow in Cover Stories with 0 Comments
illustration of map of U.S. with smiling faces
The 2010 Census is well underway and many governmental agencies, educational institutions, and providers of goods and services are eagerly awaiting the findings to determine how they might affect many of their operational decisions in the years to come.As the current Census is being completed, now is a good time to look back over the last century and see how the face of America has evolved.The...
May 17th, 2010
Written by Grace Suh in Feature Stories with 0 Comments
America's third "Best Place to Live" may be better known in New Delhi and Shanghai than it is here.It sounds like the American dream, the hometown we all seek for our families – an attractive and friendly city with affordable housing, great schools (72 National Merit semi-finalists in 2008), low crime (the fifth safest city in America, according to the FBI), numerous community organizations and...