On Changing Ideas of Race and Ethnicity

The Takeaway has won an award from the Radio Television Digital News Association for reporting on evolving ideas about race and ethnicity in America. 

Our show focuses on issues of race and ethnicity as a regular part of our weekly conversations. Here are some highlights from our conversations in 2010 about how changing ideas of race and ethnicity in the United States are understood, lived and perceived. 

These segments range from a discussion on how we define “whiteness” today to a conversation with a 75-year old and his daughter about how the US-Mexico border has changed over their lifetime.  We also hear listener stories about their lived histories of the Great Migration and talked about how Americans are grappling with more fluid identity than the simple categories of “black” and “white.”