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In an era of “us” and “them,” be an “other” — someone trying to understand how we all live together. Journalism about the multicultural nation America will become — hosted by Rupa Shenoy.

In an era of “us” and “them,” be an “other” — someone trying to understand how we all live together. Journalism about the multicultural nation America will become — hosted by Rupa Shenoy.
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United States

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PRI

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In an era of “us” and “them,” be an “other” — someone trying to understand how we all live together. Journalism about the multicultural nation America will become — hosted by Rupa Shenoy.

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English


Episodes

MIT looked for slavery in its past... and undergrads found it in the present

6/11/2018
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Yale, Brown, Harvard, Georgetown, Princeton — they’ve all found that they directly benefited from slavery. But all those places were founded in the 16-and 1700s. MIT didn’t exist until two days before the Civil War. So you might not expect connections to slavery in its past... Unless you redefine what you mean by 'slavery.'

Duration:00:17:29

Why it's so hard to talk about racism that happens in school

5/21/2018
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We just never wanted to make white people uncomfortable.

Duration:00:31:28

What's coming on Otherhood

5/7/2018
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Some of the most important conversations about race are happening in places that are the most shielded from reporters, and scrutiny: schools.

Duration:00:04:38

The spiciest memelord, revealed

4/24/2018
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Will Lilly Chin's Jeopardy! win define the rest of her life?

Duration:00:14:55

MLK asked for solidarity. Will a "majority-minority" US deliver?

4/4/2018
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The next census results may show whether MLK's last dream will be fulfilled.

Duration:00:09:58

What happened when a professor called his class "white racism"

3/26/2018
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Two words made him the target of death threats.

Duration:00:23:25

The X-rated immigrant story

3/12/2018
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Comedian Jimmy O. Yang wrote a book about all the embarrassing things he did while trying to find his identity — including drug use and strip club visits. His parents read it. Let's just say ... there was fallout.

Duration:00:22:38

Growing up with someone else's name

2/26/2018
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In an era of Trump-fueled identity politics, some brown adopted kids of white parents are reconsidering where they stand.

Duration:00:22:03

Does 'Black Panther' represent Hollywood?

2/12/2018
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Does the release of the first mainstream movie about a black superhero mean Hollywood's gotten past its identity issues?

Duration:00:24:21

POCs to Portland: We're watching you

1/29/2018
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Nothing’s supposed to happen on the train. But when Portlanders learned that safety was an illusion, some of them decided they couldn’t risk believing in illusions anymore.

Duration:00:25:31

The difference between Portland and Portlandia

1/15/2018
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Portland, Oregon is beautiful. And very liberal, according to the TV show Portlandia. But last year it was also home to one of the country's most shocking hate crimes. So, in dozens of in-depth interviews, Otherhood's Rupa Shenoy digs into Portland's history to understand why that city — and the country — are seeing a resurgence of hate.

Duration:00:25:02

How brown people feel when white women look at them

6/9/2017
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The author of viral essay "White Women Drive Me Crazy" joins Rupa to talk about it.

Duration:00:16:00

SHORT: Is Trump cutting the US program that could stop bombings like Manchester?

5/26/2017
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The same week as the Manchester bombing, Trump proposes cutting the controversial program that aims to identify similar bombers in the US.

Duration:00:18:43

How YouTube 'Bawse' Lilly Singh is going mainstream

5/12/2017
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Lilly Singh got famous by being herself ... but will Hollywood let her be someone else?

Duration:00:26:29

SHORT: Buzzfeed Writer Scaachi Koul

5/4/2017
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Buzzfeed writer Scaachi Koul discusses how white privilege affects her family and how racism is institutionalized in Canada.

Duration:00:20:12

The story behind Chef Angela Dimayuga's rejection of Ivanka Trump

4/28/2017
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Is standing out the best way to stand up to Trump?

Duration:00:14:01

Science's 'come to Jesus' moment

4/22/2017
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People who organized the March for Science in DC didn’t come out and blame President Donald Trump for science being under attack. Does that mean they're not inclusive, and don't respect the experiences of people who are marginalized by Trump's policies?

Duration:00:19:50

The Kominas talk about being brown punk rockers in a white music scene

4/14/2017
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The Kominas get a lot of press for being Muslim and Hindu in a genre dominated by white artists. But they kinda just want to rock.

Duration:00:38:43

How does it feel to be a refugee and a veteran in Trump's America?

4/6/2017
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A veteran asked Otherhood host Rupa Shenoy to look into how "others" within military communities feel about veterans' overwhelming support for President Donald Trump.

Duration:00:20:22

'You're not Danish!' What the viral video teaches us about being American.

3/23/2017
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In the US, any citizen, of any culture, is American. In Denmark, that’s not necessarily the case.

Duration:00:15:01