Code Switch Race and identity, remixed.

Former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, pictured with associate V. Stiviano. Her recordings of his racist remarks about blacks sparked an NBA scandal this spring and cost him his team. Associated Press hide caption

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Roxane Gay is an author who examines race, culture and gender. Jay Grabiec/Roxanegay.com hide caption

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Roxane Gay: 2014 Was The Year Of 'Enough Is Enough'

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President Obama told NPR that he thinks the U.S. is less racially divided today than when he first took office. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Whites More Optimistic Than Blacks On Race Relations In The U.S.

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Common plays James Bevel, Tessa Thompson plays Diane Nash, Lorraine Toussaint plays Amelia Boynton and Andre Holland plays Andrew Young in Ava DuVernay's Selma. Atsushi Nishijima/Paramount Pictures hide caption

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For Hollywood, 'Selma' Is A New Kind Of Civil Rights Story

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ICYMI 2014: Soccer Field Standoff Highlights Gentrification Tension

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Whiteness Project participants were filmed talking about race. The project doesn't use their names, to encourage frankness. Feral Films, Inc. hide caption

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The Whiteness Project: Facing Race In A Changing America

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Congressional staff members gather at the Capitol to raise awareness of the recent killings of black men by police officers, both of which did not result in grand jury indictments, on Dec. 11. They are joined by Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md. (second from left), and Senate Chaplain Barry Black (far right). J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Quvenzhane Wallis (second from right) stars in an updated version of Annie, produced by Jay Z. Barry Wetcher/Sony Pictures Entertainment hide caption

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An Updated 'Annie' And The Tradition Of Nontraditional Casting

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Serial focuses on Adnan Syed, who was a teenager when he was convicted of murdering his ex-girlfriend, Hae Min Lee, despite big question marks in the case. (But you almost certainly knew that already.) Courtesy of Serial hide caption

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