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Aeeshah Clottey grew up black in segregated Louisiana. Her journey has taken her from the black church to the Nation of Islam, living in between the painful racial divides in the country — and always trying to find ways to mend our deep social wounds.

On Saturday, hundreds of white supremacists, neo-Nazis, and members of the Ku Klux Klan marched in Charlottesville, Virginia. They came with guns, shields and clubs, Nazi-style helmets, confederate flags, and Nazi paraphernalia. 

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The Scripps National Spelling Bee has a new winner. 12 year old Ananya Vinay. Another Indian American. That’s not news anymore.
But Ananya Vinay’s victory made news outside the spelling beehive for a different reason.

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There have been other mob attacks in India before three Nigerians were beaten in a mall in Delhi on March 27. Each time the government promises stringent action.

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Used as Indian Americans are to being heralded as the model minority, their feathers might be ruffled by the stories of harassment coming out of the US

The new documentary, The Chinese Exclusion Act, examines the 1882 law that was established after decades of anti-immigrant rhetoric and violence against Chinese immigrants.

Your Call: Refugees and the right to move

Nov 21, 2016

On the November 22nd edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with University of Hawaii Geography Professor Reece Jones about his new book Violent Borders: Refugees and the Right to Move.

Your Call: Media coverage of white supremacy

Nov 18, 2016

On the November 18th edition  Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of Steve Bannon, former chief editor of the extreme right news and propaganda site, Breitbart.com -- and now Donald Trump's chief strategist.

Your Call: Another day in the death of America

Oct 3, 2016

On the October 4th edition of  Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with the Guardian columnist Gary Younge about his new book Another Day in the Death of America: A Chronicle of Ten Short Lives.

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Football players from Mission High School in San Francisco made headlines across the country when the team, as a unit, refused to stand for the national anthem, in protest against the oppression of people of color in the U.S.

Your Call: Media coverage of race and racism

Jul 14, 2016
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On the July 15th edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of the widespread protests against the killing of black men by police.

Todd Whitney

 

If you have walked the streets of the Bay Area recently -- you might have seen posters featuring the names and faces of Oscar Grant, Renisha McBride, Michael Brown and Trayvon Martin, among others. 

 

Yesterday afternoon protesters marched to San Francisco’s City Hall demanding an end to police brutality and rampant racial bias.

 

Indians have no reason to feel left out anymore. The Donald has noticed them and the Donald has mocked them. 

Daily news roundup for Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Apr 26, 2016
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San Francisco Torn as Some See ‘Street Behavior’ Worsen // New York Times

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In 1962 a group of Indians were shipped off to internment camps during a war with China. 

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Before the third meeting of the Blue Ribbon Panel on Transparency, Accountability and Fairness in Law Enforcement even began, it was easy to see evidence of the strained relationship between the San Francisco Police Department and the community they serve.

Daily news roundup for Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Mar 1, 2016
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San Francisco deputies to face charges over alleged inmate fights // SF Chronicle

“Two San Francisco sheriff’s deputies and one former deputy who were accused of forcing city jail inmates to fight each other for entertainment will be charged criminally, The Chronicle has learned.

Indian officials play 'racism dodge ball' in Bangalore.

Daily news roundup for Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Feb 2, 2016
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At Berkeley, a New Digital Privacy Protest // The New York Times

“After hackers breached the computer network of the U.C.L.A. medical center last summer, Janet Napolitano, president of the University of California, and her office moved to shore up security across the university system’s 10 campuses.

On the December 11the edition of  Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss media coverage of islamaphobic and xenophobic rhetoric coming from Republican presidential candidates and right wing news organizations.

Mahesh Sharma, India’s Culture minister, and a high school in Irving, Texas have more in common than they realize.

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Here’s what’s happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW News:

Evening bomb scare shuts down part of Union Square // SF Gate

 

“Part of San Francisco’s Union Square was closed to foot traffic for more than two hours Monday evening as police investigated a report of a possible explosive, authorities said. 

 

On the June 26th edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss the massacre at the historic AME church in Charleston, South Carolina.

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In the auditorium of Willard Middle School, about 300 people have gathered, many of them sitting on those rickety school bucket chairs, the ones that make most adults hunch over awkwardly. Sitting on stage in front of a tattered green velvet curtain is an eight member panel; a combination of husbands and wives, comedians and scholars, teachers and students.


 

Beginning next fall, all San Francisco public schools will offer a class called Ethnic Studies. It’s a look at American history and culture from the perspective of people who aren't white. It’s also a chance to break down race in the classroom, and deal with tough concepts like unconscious racism and structural inequality.

Liza Veale

Earlier this fall San Francisco Muni buses displayed an ad that may have upset you. Or angered you. Or made you feel threatened. The Muni ad was part of an anti-Islam campaign calling itself the American Freedom Defense Initiative, or AFDI. It wasn’t the first time AFDI’s ads ran on Muni buses and it probably won’t be the last.

On the November 25th, 2014 edition of Your Call:  Monday night's announcement that a grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri had decided not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the killing of unarmed black youth Michael Brown led to outrage and protest nationwide.  President Obama and Michael Brown's parents called for peaceful protest -- but what does that mean, and how far should it go?  What will keep the focus on continued racial inequities in policing?  And how does the story of Ferguson resonate in the Bay Area and Northern California? 

Your Call: How should we talk about racism?

Aug 25, 2014

On the August 26th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with filmmaker and Founder & President of World Trust, Dr. Shakti Butler about her documentary, Cracking the Codes: The System of Racial Inequity. The documentary explores racism, as a dynamic system with multiple layers functioning simultaneously. So what are different forms of racism and racial inequality and how should it be confronted?  Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests:

Shakti Butler, filmmaker and Founder & President of World Trust

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