Race

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.
What I learned from Iraqi and Kurdish students in Montana
What I learned from Iraqi and Kurdish students in Montana
Seeing encounters between foreign students and rural Westerners was eye opening.
What the anti-Shariah rallies point to
What the anti-Shariah rallies point to
Islamophobia and Trumpism are bringing disparate right-wing groups together.
What Joe Arpaio represents in today’s American West
What Joe Arpaio represents in today’s American West
The embattled lawman faces charges of criminal contempt.
The Pacific Crest Trail’s shadow hikers
The Pacific Crest Trail’s shadow hikers
At the border, migrants and long-distance trekkers hike side by side but worlds apart.
Police, la migra and the trouble with Trump
Police, la migra and the trouble with Trump
A ride-along with LAPD shows how tricky community policing can be.
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