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.
July 6th, 2009
Written by Reniqua Allen in Feature Stories with 0 Comments
Skull and crossbones accessories, black lace gloves, ghostly pale makeup and a black diamond-encrusted bra: Not the traditional kind of costume most of us expect a belly dancer to wear, unless of course, you’re watching Aepril Schaile perform Gothic belly dance.Schaile is part of a new phenomenon that mixes traditional Middle Eastern belly dancing with elements of so-called Goth culture. Yet,...
June 18th, 2009
Written by David Conrads in Feature Stories with 0 Comments
In the past 15 to 20 years, the basic character of the suburbs has been changing rapidly, and racial, ethnic and economic diversity is becoming more and more the norm in communities outside America’s central cities.“Suburbia is undergoing some of the most dynamic demographic change anywhere,” says Lawrence Levy, executive director of Hofstra University’s National Center for Suburban Studies in...
April 29th, 2009
Written by Diane Reynolds in Feature Stories with 0 Comments
A thick red Oriental rug lies on the living floor of Ernestine Slaughter’s row house on the corner of St. Mary’s and Tessier streets in Baltimore. Carved elephants and figurines from Africa line the windowsills. Eighty-two year old Slaughter, a retired high school teacher, answers the door wearing an apron printed with images of children in greens, reds and purples. Some of the children have...
April 28th, 2009
Written by Mary Castillo in Feature Stories with 0 Comments
When Janice Kwan planned her wedding, she was no different from any bride in that she wanted her dream to come true.“Growing up, I remember looking at my parents’ wedding banquet pictures and thinking how beautiful my mom looked in her red silk dress,” Kwan says, who with her husband, Adrian, is first-generation Chinese American. “But I had also always envisioned myself wearing the traditional...