Racism

Why is the Black unemployment rate double that for whites?

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Wed, 07/06/2011

 Hosted by Lisa Loving

57:18 minutes (26.23 MB)

Talk Radio on 07/06/11

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Wed, 07/06/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Why is the Black unemployment rate double that for whites?

Why has the Black unemployment rate stayed double that for whites since the 1940s? Lisa Loving's guest today is investigative reporter Andy Kroll of Mother Jones and TomDispatch.com. His recent article is,"What We Don't Talk About When We Talk About Jobs: How Racism, Global Economics, and the New Jim Crow Fuel Black America's Crippling Jobs Crisis." He writes, "Nationwide, the unemployment rate for black workers at 16.2 percent is almost double the 9.1 percent rate for the rest of the population. And it's twice the 8 percent white jobless rate. ... Since the 1940s, the jobless rate for blacks in America has held remarkably, if grimly, steady at twice the rate for whites.

Out Loud celebrates Latino Gay Pride

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Out Loud
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Tue, 07/05/2011

June is typically Pride Month, but our pride won't be contained to one month alone. Our queer community is so awesome, we have three different pride events! Tonight we focus on Latino Gay Pride and we welcome organizers of this festival, including David Martinez, Vanessa La Torre, and Alejandro Juarez. Joaquin Lopez and Nurys Herrera perform live music during the show too.

The show started with Khalil Edwards joining us by phone to discuss the work of Portland PFLAG, the different chapters of PFLAG, and their upcoming fundraiser.

54:33 minutes (24.97 MB)

The Eavesdrop on 07/07/11

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Thu, 07/07/2011 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Good Hair & the Black Community

What does it mean to have "good" hair in the Black community?

Where did we get the concept of "good hair"?  What is "bad" hair? Why are we & our community's children STILL tackling this issue?

In 2009, comedian Chris Rock attempted to take a "serious" look at the importance of "good" hair in the Black community, with his documentary Good Hair. While the film stirred conversations, many felt the film fell short in its exploration of this very important topic.

TONIGHT at 7 pm on The Eavesdrop, the ladies of the Kitchen Table Collective, will try to fill in some of those gaps with real conversation for real people.

Voices from the Edge 06-30-11 Don't call them "Post-Racial"

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Thu, 06/30/2011

Don't call them "Post-Racial"

Those born after 1980 - the "Millennial Generation" - are the largest, most racially and ethnically diverse generation in our nation's history. They've been labeled "post-racial" by the media - a description that has only become more entrenched since the election of the nation's first black president. But what role do they see race playing in their lives?

55:46 minutes (51.06 MB)

PopWatch: Vincent Chin

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APA Compass
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Fri, 07/01/2011

ThuVan Hoang pays tribute on the tragic death of Vincent Chin in Detroit, MI. She speaks with local youth about how the documentary "Vincent Who?" affected their own sentiments about race relations and the image of Asian Americans today. This event was sponsored by Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO), Japanese American Citizens League (JACL), and Chinese American Citizens' Alliance (CACA)

8:18 minutes (7.6 MB)

South Asian Americans Leading Together: Deepa Iyer and Afshan Khoja

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APA Compass
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Fri, 07/01/2011

In light of the death of Osama Bin Laden, the world has been reflecting on the upcoming ten-year anniversary of September 11lth. While Sarika Mehta was visiting Washington, DC, she sat down with Deepa Iyer and Afshan Khoja from the community activist organization, South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT). Deepa discussed how September 11th has impacted the South Asian community in the US, as well as other minorities.

19:15 minutes (17.62 MB)

Claire Flynn: "The Mold"

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APA Compass
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Fri, 07/01/2011

 Brian Yarne introduces us to Portland high school student, Claire Flynn, on her reflections after attending the Asian American Youth Leadership Conferenc (AAYLC). The AAYLC provides workshops, career fairs and opportunities for Asian/Pacific American students to discuss their experiences growing up in Portland. 

12:08 minutes (11.11 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 06/30/11

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Thu, 06/30/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Don't Call Them Post-Racial

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Don't call them "post-racial"

Those born after 1980 - the "Millennial Generation" - are the largest, most racially and ethnically diverse generation in our nation's history. They've been labeled "post-racial" by the media - a description that has only become more entrenched since the election of the nation's first black president. But what role do they see race playing in their lives?

Political Perspectives on 06/29/11

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Wed, 06/29/2011 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Paul Grussendorf My Trials: What I Learned In Immigration Court

Host Carlos Chavez interviews Paul Grussendorf next Wednesday, June 29th at 9-10am. They discuss his new book (e-book) My Trials: What I learned in Immigration Court. This will be a call in program, so we welcome your questions at (503) 231-8187.

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