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My Father Stood For The Anthem, For The Same Reason That Colin Kaepernick Sits

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Actor Hank Azaria was once asked how the Simpsons writers created one of his most famous characters: Apu. "Right away they were like, 'Can you do an Indian accent and how offensive can you make it?'" Sylvar/Flickr hide caption

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What's So Funny About The Indian Accent? Episode 15

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For Some African-Americans, Efforts To #BuyBlack Present Challenges

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People participate in the annual Afropunk Music festival on August 27, 2016 in New York City. Stephanie Keith/Getty Images hide caption

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AfroPunk Acts To Free Your Mind And Your ... Ears

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'Southside With You' Has Us Asking: Where Is The Love In Black Movies?

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Director Nate Parker, actors Armie Hammer, Penelope Ann Miller, and Chike Okonkwo discuss 'The Birth of a Nation' at the Deadline.com panel at The Samsung Studio during The Sundance Festival 2016. Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Samsung hide caption

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Roman Ducksworth in uniform. The Army corporal was shot to death by a white Mississippi police officer in 1962. Courtesy of Cordero Ducksworth and the Syracuse Cold Case Justice Initiative hide caption

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In a country where the share of multiracial children has multiplied tenfold in the past 50 years, it's a good time to take stock of our shared vocabulary when it comes to describing Americans like me. Jeannie Phan for NPR hide caption

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Nate Parker's Past, His Present, And The Future of 'Birth Of A Nation': Episode 14

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A screen displays the concert of Mexican folk singer Vicente Fernández in Guadalajara, Mexico, in April, when Fernández announced his retirement. Hector Guerrero/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In Mariachi Music, A Distinctive Yell Speaks To The Soul

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Chris Green, a tribal member, and his son get the dogs out early to round up a herd at Big Cypress Reservation. Carlton Ward Jr/National Geographic Creative hide caption

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South Florida's Seminole Cowboys: Cattle Is 'In Our DNA'

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Puerto Rico's Monica Puig reacts after winning her women's singles final tennis match against Germany's Angelique Kerber at the Olympic Tennis Centre of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on August 13, 2016. Javier Soriano/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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