All summer WBEZ and vocalo have been talking about race—out loud, and on the air, in frank conversations and stories, and in lively public events.We figure it's now time to have a party!One of our stories focused on nightlife segregation.
Next time you're stuck in traffic because of road construction, take a look at how diverse the crew is. Race plays a significant role in how construction contracts are awarded. But do programs designed to create diversity translate into jobs for minorities?
What happens when you can't see race? Writer Beth Finke is a WBEZ contributor who happens to be blind. "I can’t judge people by the way they look," she writes. "Fat, skinny, beautiful, homely, young, old, white, black – it’s all the same to me."
For nearly a century, Hollywood portrayed Africa and Africans through a lens of overt racism. Tuesday on Worldview, film contributor Milos Stehlik hosts a series of discussions about how modern Hollywood films on Africa hide racist overtones within heroic, feel-good stories.