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.
August 9th, 2013
Written by John Heilprin - Associated Press in Feature Stories with 0 Comments
GENEVA (AP) – Racism has no respect of position or celebrity. This certainly was the case when Oprah encountered racial profiling and sales clerk falling back on a racial stereotype when Oprah asked to see an expensive handbag. Switzerland is a glamorous playground of the rich and famous, filled with glitterati from princes to movie stars. It's also a land with a sometimes uneasy relationship...
August 7th, 2013
Written by Rita Cook in Feature Stories with 0 Comments
With so many places to visit and things to do in Thailand, it's hard to know where to begin. Along with the rich culinary options, the possibilities are diverse – a traveler might be riding an elephant one day and immersing themselves at a Buddhist temple the next. In any country, however, there are certain places or activities that truly highlight that country's culture and should be at the top...
August 6th, 2013
Written by Suzanne Gamboa - Associated Press in Feature Stories with 0 Comments
WASHINGTON (AP) – Minority children, who will make up the majority future workforce, need quality early learning and preschool programs. This presents a great challenge for the nation because most minority children are born in poverty and do not have access to high quality early learning programs. The overrepresentation of minority children among the poor is not new. What is new is that minority...
August 6th, 2013
Written by Russell Roberts in Feature Stories with 0 Comments
If Thomas Jefferson believed what he wrote in the Declaration of Independence, how could he have owned slaves? It is one of the greatest paradoxes in American history. Scholars have long puzzled over the apparent inconsistency in that the man who wrote "All men are created equal" could have actively participated in a situation where some people were held in bondage – clearly a sign that they were...
August 5th, 2013
Written by Manny Otiko in Feature Stories with 0 Comments
Dr. Martin Luther King once described Sunday morning as the most segregated time in America with whites going to white churches and blacks and other minorities going to ethnic churches. But that maybe changing as more are Christians opting to join multi-ethnic mega churches. Cyndi Hill, who is half Korean, and Jose Ferrell, who is African-American, are two people who have opted for the mega...