Race

A Western author wades into murky political waters
A Western author wades into murky political waters
The blind spots, omissions and caricatures of ‘Deep River’ fail to contend with the historical realities of the Northwest or the current political climate.
What remains in the ruins of Japanese American internment
What remains in the ruins of Japanese American internment
A new book sifts through a family’s history in the aftermath of being forcibly incarcerated by their government during World War II.
‘Smoke Signals’ was needed, but it doesn’t hold up
‘Smoke Signals’ was needed, but it doesn’t hold up
The seminal film, while important for finally having Native representation, relied on stereotypes.
A Maori filmmaker and the fight for proper Indigenous narratives
A Maori filmmaker and the fight for proper Indigenous narratives
Hepi Mita offers a fascinating look at his mother’s life in ‘Merata: How Mum Decolonised the Screen.’
Portland club discrimination case settled
Portland club discrimination case settled
As part of the settlement, the dress code used to discriminate against black patrons must be stopped.
Indigenous people face higher suicide rates in Washington jails
Indigenous people face higher suicide rates in Washington jails
Native Americans are disproportionately more likely to be in Northwest jails.
Tantoo Cardinal shines in the new film ‘Falls Around Her’
Tantoo Cardinal shines in the new film ‘Falls Around Her’
Darlene Naponse and Tantoo Cardinal team up to create a fascinating study of a First Nations musician who leaves her career behind.
White fragility and the fight over Marin County’s Dixie School District
White fragility and the fight over Marin County’s Dixie School District
North of San Francisco, a well-heeled community has its privilege tested.
A post-Civil War town founded by former slaves perseveres
A post-Civil War town founded by former slaves perseveres
Discover the improbable and inspiring Nicodemus, Kansas.
Racist policing plagues Portland’s nightclubs
Racist policing plagues Portland’s nightclubs
A reckoning is coming for Oregon’s white supremacist past.
The undoing of a nation
The undoing of a nation
Tribal disenrollment, like Trump’s efforts to denaturalize American citizens, is just another way to make the country whiter.
Adoption didn’t solve the ‘Indian Problem’
Adoption didn’t solve the ‘Indian Problem’
An author recounts how 1960s policies ripped apart families and communities, including her own.
Prisoners turn to strikes to fight inhumane conditions
Prisoners turn to strikes to fight inhumane conditions
In August, inmates renewed protests against solitary confinement and racially biased sentencing.
A strange feeling of safety for a black American
A strange feeling of safety for a black American
Under the gaze of tribal police, a writer finds a new sense of freedom.
How Native filmmakers are restoring cinematic narratives
How Native filmmakers are restoring cinematic narratives
Indigenous film festivals showcase Native stories, but more support is needed to reach mainstream audiences.
Trevor Noah owes Indigenous women an apology
Trevor Noah owes Indigenous women an apology
Racially and sexually objectifying Aboriginal women reflects a long practice in Australia and abroad.
A Seattle church helps an immigrant family stay together
A Seattle church helps an immigrant family stay together
On the day of his deportation to Mexico, Jose A. Robles finds refuge.
Portland’s gentrification has its roots in racism
Portland’s gentrification has its roots in racism
Black Americans aren’t defined by poor schools, menial jobs, high crime and incarceration. They endure them.
Montana’s first black mayor is here to listen
Montana’s first black mayor is here to listen
How might the toxic tenor of national politics change if more of us practiced forbearance and gratitude?
How Trump’s tax bill pits the rich against the poor
How Trump’s tax bill pits the rich against the poor
We are witnessing a government restructuring and a cultural divide widening.
How NAFTA built a bustling border city
How NAFTA built a bustling border city
In southern New Mexico, a dream of a bi-national community, not a concrete wall.
The Kumeyaay poet who’s disrupting nature poetry
The Kumeyaay poet who’s disrupting nature poetry
Tommy Pico merges natural and personal history of the arid West from Brooklyn, New York.
A national parks entrance fee hike would erode equity
A national parks entrance fee hike would erode equity
The proposal could deter people from public lands and wouldn’t fix funding issues.
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