Race http://wunc.org en Listen: Man Describes Impact Of Mass Shooting On Surviving Family Members http://wunc.org/post/listen-man-describes-impact-mass-shooting-surviving-family-members <p></p><p>On April 13, 2014, former KKK member Frazier Glenn Cross pulled into a Jewish Community Center and ambushed a grandfather and grandson, killing both. He then killed another woman a short distance away.</p><p>What does the family left behind do when they are thrust into a national spotlight? How do they figure out what to disclose and what should be private?</p><p>Will Corporon knows - he lost his father and nephew to the violence that day. Listen to his story:</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 11:43:27 +0000 Carol Jackson 38795 at http://wunc.org Listen: Man Describes Impact Of Mass Shooting On Surviving Family Members Mapping Inequality: How Redlining Is Still Affecting Inner Cities http://wunc.org/post/mapping-inequality-how-redlining-still-affecting-inner-cities <p><span style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px;">After the stock market crash of 1929, Americans across the country were in danger of losing their houses to foreclosure.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 10pt;">The federal government stepped in, providing bonds for homeowners to refinance their mortgages as part of the New Deal. But in larger cities, the government drew boundaries between neighborhoods that were eligible and ineligible for new loans.&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 16:05:43 +0000 Will Michaels & Frank Stasio 37972 at http://wunc.org Mapping Inequality: How Redlining Is Still Affecting Inner Cities [Listen] Newly Discovered Images Document KKK Rally In Chapel Hill, 1987 http://wunc.org/post/listen-newly-discovered-images-document-kkk-rally-chapel-hill-1987 <p>The pictures capture a day that many in Chapel Hill, NC would like to forget. White-hooded figures marching carefree down Franklin Street. It was the day the KKK came to town: June 15, 1987.</p><p>About 60 people took part in the march and membership rally. The event started in Durham and then progressed to Chapel Hill. Two thousand people lined the parade route; some to support the participants, others to heckle them.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 21:47:55 +0000 Carol Jackson 36645 at http://wunc.org [Listen] Newly Discovered Images Document KKK Rally In Chapel Hill, 1987 Richmond, Va., Wrangling Over Future Of Historic Slave Trade Site http://wunc.org/post/richmond-va-wrangling-over-future-historic-slave-trade-site On a warm spring night, more than 150 people gathered in Shockoe Bottom, a name taken from the Native American word for a site in Richmond, Va. This part of town, bounded by I-95 and bisected by railroad lines, was central to a city that prospered from the slave trade.<p>"The best guesstimate is several hundred thousand people were sold out of Shockoe Bottom," says Phil Wilayto, a leader of the grassroots movement to establish a memorial park here. Tue, 06 May 2014 07:40:00 +0000 Sandy Hausman 35010 at http://wunc.org Richmond, Va., Wrangling Over Future Of Historic Slave Trade Site Reactions To NBA's Ban Of Clippers Owner Donald Sterling http://wunc.org/post/reactions-nbas-ban-clippers-owner-donald-sterling Current and former NBA players praised the league's decision to punish LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling with a lifetime ban over racist remarks he made in an audio recording. Tue, 29 Apr 2014 20:24:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 34656 at http://wunc.org Reactions To NBA's Ban Of Clippers Owner Donald Sterling How Donald Sterling Violated The NBA's Unspoken Social Contract http://wunc.org/post/how-donald-sterling-violated-nbas-unspoken-social-contract <em>We play for each other, for our fans, and for our families — not Donald Sterling.</em><p>That was the general message that players for the Los Angeles Clippers reiterated, off-mic, when the Sterling fiasco blew up over the weekend. They were being buffeted by questions about how, exactly, they might respond to allegations that Sterling, the team owner, had been recorded saying that he did not want black people to attend his team's games. <em>Would they boycott? Would they be focused enough to be able to play? Tue, 29 Apr 2014 20:16:00 +0000 Gene Demby 34661 at http://wunc.org How Donald Sterling Violated The NBA's Unspoken Social Contract My White Friends http://wunc.org/post/my-white-friends <p><font style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">Photographer <a href="http://www.myragreene.com/">Myra Greene</a> spent years taking self portraits exploring her own black identity. But after sharing these photographs with a friend, she realized that not everyone thinks about race as much as she does.&nbsp;</font></p><p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 15:46:58 +0000 Anita Rao & Frank Stasio 33431 at http://wunc.org My White Friends Chuck Stone, UNC Professor And Pioneering Journalist, Dies http://wunc.org/post/chuck-stone-unc-professor-and-pioneering-journalist-dies <p></p><p>A much-admired former journalism professor at UNC-Chapel Hill died Sunday.&nbsp;</p><p>Charles Sumner "Chuck" Stone, Jr. taught at the university from 1991 until he retired in 2005.</p><p>Stone was one of the founding members of the <a href="http://www.nabj.org/">National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ)</a> and he was the first African American columnist at the Philadelphia Daily News.</p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 11:37:07 +0000 Gurnal Scott & Leoneda Inge 33352 at http://wunc.org Chuck Stone, UNC Professor And Pioneering Journalist, Dies VIDEO: Discovered LIFE Magazine Photos Reveal Curious NC Tradition http://wunc.org/post/video-discovered-life-magazine-photos-reveal-curious-nc-tradition <p>A yearly shoeshine competition in the 1950's in Wilson, NC drew more than 1,000 spectators and the attention of LIFE Magazine. The images, though, were never published. They were not seen publicly for more than 60 years. Until now.</p><p><iframe frameborder="0" height="370" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" scrolling="no" seamless="" src="http://video.unctv.org/viralplayer/2365215852" width="500"></iframe></p><p></p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 12:54:41 +0000 Carol Jackson 33204 at http://wunc.org VIDEO: Discovered LIFE Magazine Photos Reveal Curious NC Tradition On Racism: 'This Is Our Heritage. You Can't Get Away From It' http://wunc.org/post/racism-our-heritage-you-cant-get-away-it <p></p><p>Last month, Michael Dunn <a href="http://www.cbsnews.com/news/lawyer-seeks-delay-in-loud-music-case-sentencing/">was convicted</a> of attempted murder, after firing several rounds into an SUV of young black men. Jordan Davis, a 17-year-old, was killed in the incident. Dunn is 47, and he is white. Dunn invoked the "Stand Your Ground Law" to defend his actions, and the jury was deadlocked on whether to charge him for Davis's murder. He'll face a retrial this summer.</p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 19:44:22 +0000 Phoebe Judge & Eric Mennel 32404 at http://wunc.org On Racism: 'This Is Our Heritage. You Can't Get Away From It'