Code Switch http://wuis.org en How Slavery Shaped America's Oldest And Most Elite Colleges http://wuis.org/post/how-slavery-shaped-americas-oldest-and-most-elite-colleges A few years ago, Brown University <a href="http://www.brown.edu/Research/Slavery_Justice/">commissioned a study </a>of its own historical connection to the Atlantic slave trade. Tue, 17 Sep 2013 20:59:00 +0000 editor 9043 at http://wuis.org How Slavery Shaped America's Oldest And Most Elite Colleges How I Learned To Swear In Cuban http://wuis.org/post/how-i-learned-swear-cuban <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n59TEvACLqg</p> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 17:04:27 +0000 Luis Clemens 6973 at http://wuis.org How I Learned To Swear In Cuban Science Rap B.A.T.T.L.E.S. Bring Hip-Hop Into The Classroom http://wuis.org/post/science-rap-battles-bring-hip-hop-classroom <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35FwmiPE9tI</p> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 07:49:00 +0000 editor 6946 at http://wuis.org Science Rap B.A.T.T.L.E.S. Bring Hip-Hop Into The Classroom We Need to Talk http://wuis.org/post/we-need-talk <p></p><p></p><p>Do you code switch?</p><p>Is the way that you speak to a business associate different than how you catch up with a friend?&nbsp; Do you talk to the opposite sex differently?&nbsp; How do you address people of other races?&nbsp; NPR has launched a new effort examining the overlapping themes of race, ethnicity and culture, how they play out in our lives and communities, and how all of this is shifting.</p><p> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 03:17:54 +0000 Randy Eccles 6925 at http://wuis.org We Need to Talk Who, Exactly, Is A Gringo? http://wuis.org/post/who-exactly-gringo A college classmate asked me, "Where are you from?"<p>I gave him the long answer: I was born in Guatemala, but my mother is from Nicaragua, and I have lived in the U.S. my whole life.<p>"So, you're Guatemalan," he said. No, I'm not.<p>I may have been born in Guatemala, but I was raised in Florida. Regardless of the fact that I have lived in the U.S. since I was 2 years old, most Americans would find it strange to hear my grandma occasionally call me <em>media gringa --</em> a half-gringa.<p>I speak Spanish at home, and my last name is Ramirez. Wed, 07 Aug 2013 23:41:34 +0000 Aida Ramirez 6936 at http://wuis.org Who, Exactly, Is A Gringo? Remembering 6 Shooting Deaths At Wisconsin Sikh Temple http://wuis.org/post/remembering-6-shooting-deaths-wisconsin-sikh-temple One year ago Monday, Wade Michael Page, a gunman with links to neo-Nazi groups, went to a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wis., and <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/archives/archive.php?thingId=158190895">killed six worshippers</a>. Family members, law enforcement and the larger community marked the anniversary over the weekend.<p>Wisconsin Gov. Wed, 07 Aug 2013 23:01:34 +0000 Chuck Quirmbach 6932 at http://wuis.org Remembering 6 Shooting Deaths At Wisconsin Sikh Temple The Racial Backdrop Of The Tawana Brawley Case http://wuis.org/post/racial-backdrop-tawana-brawley-case <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/08/05/209194252/15-years-later-tawana-brawley-has-paid-1-percent-of-penalty">As our colleagues at The Two-Way reported</a>, Tawana Brawley, the central figure in one of the most bizarre and racially polarizing cases in New York City's recent history, has begun to pay part of the more than $430,000 judgment against her.<p>Brawley accused a group of men of having raped her repeatedly. Mon, 05 Aug 2013 22:32:00 +0000 editor 6796 at http://wuis.org The Racial Backdrop Of The Tawana Brawley Case