New York’s hair discrimination ban battles Eurocentric beauty standards and racism. As someone who has always navigated her identity through hair and appearance, she reflects on the larger implications of New York’s new regulations and the message it sends. Read more at YR Media.Read More ‘I Like Your Hair Better Straight’
Since Childish Gambino released the music video for his song “This is America,” the video has recorded hundreds of millions of views. Oak Park teens all reacted differently to the controversial video, which was jam-packed with symbols of gun violence, police brutality, and black culture. “It made me think a lot about the black culture […]Read More Oak Park Area Youth Respond to Childish Gambino’s, This Is America
A little over a year since Trump’s inauguration, the kNOw’s Miguel Bibanco is certain of one thing: Trump is a racist, as he was when he announced his campaign and as he undoubtedly will be in years to come. “When it comes to racism we have blatant overt racism and much more covert and subtle […]Read More Hello America, Your President is Racist
For many, Halloween is the most exciting time of year; for others, it’s a disheartening holiday that perpetuates the dehumanization of their culture and heritage. Richmond’s Isabella Zizi is tired of having to explain to people why ‘dressing like a native’ is disrespectful. “Many times people think they are respecting or representing indigenous people when […]Read More Why You Shouldn’t ‘Dress Up Like a Native’ on Halloween
Across dinner tables all over the country, teens and the adults in their lives are talking about how to respond when racist groups come to town. Is it wise or safe to join in public demonstrations of protests against hate or better to avoid confronting and potentially bringing greater attention to hate groups? “We have […]Read More Bay Area teens and adults discuss how to respond to white supremacists
The ugly, blatant racism fueling the groups that took to the streets of Charlottesville, N.C. was not a surprise to young people observing from afar in Richmond, Calif. But the brash display of hate and deadly violence should serve as a wake-up call for all. “Easing racial tensions in the United States is a very […]Read More The view of Charlottesville from Richmond, Calif.
A boy being followed by a white police officer on his walk home from school. A girl hearing a racial slur aimed at her at a pizza shop. Young people recount their first experiences of racism for a feature collaboration by the New York Times and Youth Radio. “I was taken aback, but not exactly […]Read More My first encounter with racism
Fresno’s art and music scene is digging into politics. A collection of counter-culture, punk activists held a event with music, poetry and crafts to raise money for the city’s Islamic Cultural Center. “We wanted to show the Islamic Cultural Center of Fresno that they were loved.” Read more at The kNOw.Read More Fresno ‘bands’ together to stand against hate
The anti-immigrant speech of president-elect Donald Trump was not lost on young people in America with immigrant families. Youth writer Nora Ramirez opens up about how she will find it difficult to call Trump her president because of the way he has disparaged Latinos. “He pointed me out, he despised me, he hurt me, he […]Read More Is that my president?
President Barack Obama this year signed a new law that changes the official terms the federal government will use for racial identities. But is an official switch from “Negro” to “African American” and from “Oriental” to “Asian American” in the course of federal business a meaningful change? In this commentary, youth media reporter Edgardo Cervano-Soto […]Read More Changing words doesn’t change the racism behind them