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Indigenous Vet Harassed by Maga-wearing High School Students Responds

As he played a traditional drum and sang an intertribal song at the Indigenous Peoples March on Friday, Native American elder and Vietnam veteran Nathan Phillips was surrounded and harassed by disrespectful pro-Trump high school students.

Muslim Americans on What ‘Jihad’ Actually Means

If you’re a regular Fox News viewer, perhaps you think the word “jihad” means “a looming holy war that’s coming soon to your suburban home.” Well, you’d be wrong.

Trump Plans to Ply the Clemson Football Team With Unholy Trinity of Fast Food (Plus Pizza) 

If you were a champion athlete in the prime of your life (or in this case, the Clemson Tigers), there’d be only one meal that could satisfy your hunger for greatness: “McDonalds, Wendy’s and Burger Kings, with some pizza.”

Trump: 'If There's a Concrete Wall... Go Through It!'

“If there’s a concrete wall in front of you, go through it!” A younger, yet equally subtle Donald Trump proclaimed those words in a 2004 commencement speech to the graduating class of Wagner College in Staten Island, NY. These nearly 15-year-old statements recently gained traction after a portion of the video was …

How Racism Won the 2018 Midterms

The 2018 midterms saw incredible highs and debilitating lows, and there are many things to learn from them. But one of the most telling things about the election was the racist campaigns run by the Republican Party across the country.

Donald Trump's Long History of Pretending He Cares About Women

When the Trump administration shared a doctored video of CNN journalist Jim Acosta’s brief contact with a White House intern last week, it marked yet another low point in his presidency. But it was also just the latest example of Trump suddenly pretending that he cares about the safety and rights of women.

The 'Sax Of Shaolin' Makes Thousands Busking in the Subway | Undercurrent

Could you leave your conventional career behind in order to pursue your dreams? In this episode of Undercurrent, we profile Ming, who goes by the “Sax of Shaolin” when he performs in New York City’s subway system.

What to Do If You're Turned Away From the Polls

Voting is a right many have fought and died for. But that doesn’t mean that in 2018, people won’t make mistakes—or, even worse, that governments won’t be actively trying to suppress the vote. So what should you do if told you aren’t allowed to vote? We spoke to a leading voting rights expert who explained exactly what…

Could Paulette Jordan Be America's First Native American Governor?

A glance at Paulette Jordan’s career might tip you to the fact she’s a bit of an anomaly. Yes, she’s a gunslinging, horse-riding single mother. But the 38-year-old Idahoan is also running to become America’s first Native American governor, ever. For this episode of Undercurrent we traveled to Idaho to follow Jordan as…

Rashida Tlaib Is About to Make History

Rashida Tlaib is all but certain to make history in next week’s midterm elections by becoming one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress. For our debut episode of our new series, Undercurrent, we traveled to Michigan, where we talked to the Detroit native and daughter of Palestinian immigrants about the…

The Racist History of Campaign Ads

The 2018 elections have seen a mess of race-baiting, dog-whistling campaign ads, mostly from Republicans. But while things may seem especially bad this time around, racist campaign ads are nothing new. In fact, they’re about as old as American politics.

Should People Convicted of Felonies Be Able to Vote?

This November, Florida voters will be asked to decide whether or not to restore the voting rights of nearly 1.5 million men and women convicted of felonies. Florida is one of just three states that permanently strips the right to vote from people with felonies. If passed, Florida Amendment 4 could shake up elections…

The Racist History of Higher Education

America’s higher education system has always been racist. Not only were many of our top institutions founded by slave owners and rooted in racist policies, but they have systematically excluded people of color for centuries.

Do Texans in New York Care About Beto O'Rourke?

Our friends at Deadspin tell us the Texas-Oklahoma University rivalry is one of the biggest in college sports. So for this episode of Divided, we traveled to the far-away land of midtown Manhattan to ask Texans viewing the game about another rivalry that’s heating up—the Senate race between Beto O’Rourke and incumbent…

We Took to the Streets to Talk About the Minimum Wage We Took to the Streets to Talk About the Minimum Wage

Jeff Bezos recently caved to pressure and raised the minimum wage for Amazon employees to $15 an hour. For this episode of Divided, we took to the streets of New York to talk to people about the decision, and about whether the minimum wage is even enough.

Trump Loves Defending Sexual Predators

If there’s one thing Donald Trump can’t get enough of, it’s defending powerful men accused of sexual misconduct.

How Do Ordinary People Feel About the Kavanaugh Hearings?

In the first episode of our new series, Divided, we ask New Yorkers how they feel about Brett Kavanaugh and the state of his ongoing confirmation hearings. Check back for more each week as we discuss this and other topics.

Trump Has Very, Very, Very Many Things to Say About Brett Kavanaugh

Donald Trump has “very, very” many feelings when it comes to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, particularly about how “unfairly” he thinks Kavanaugh is being treated because of the sexual assault allegations leveled at him last week. Watch this very fine video.

The Racist History of Pornography

Since the invention of film, viewers have been eager to see titillating images on screen, but the adult film industry has long been dominated by the desires of white men.

Trump’s Pardon of Muhammad Ali Would Mean Nothing

President Donald Trump today revealed that he’s considering thousands of potential pardons, including one for Muhammad Ali’s overturned conviction for draft evasion. His statements were greeted by the sports world, black America and even Ali’s former lawyer with a collective yawn.

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