Race + Diversity

Arizona Capitol
Many participated in a Hispanic Heritage Month celebration at the Arizona State Capitol Friday. Those in attendance witnessed “El Grito,” a Mexican chant symbolizing the start of a revolution that led to Mexican independence from Spain.
Sep. 17, 2023
Flagstaff Arizona sign Fort Valley Road
Flagstaff’s minimum wage is increasing by 60 cents an hour starting next year. Wages will rise to $17.40 an hour from $16.80.
Sep. 13, 2023
Luis Rivera Jimenez: A Brief Proposal on Race and Cultural Cosplay is on display at ASU Art Museum.
The Arizona State University Art Museum is celebrating Mexican Independence Day with a free event for all ages on Friday. It will include art-making activities, workshops, lotería games, face painting and more.
Sep. 12, 2023
the flag of Mexico
Independence Day is celebrated on July 4 in the U.S. But another holiday celebrating freedom is right around the corner — Mexico’s Independence Day and "El Grito" celebrations.
Sep. 8, 2023
Luis Rivera Jimenez: A Brief Proposal on Race and Cultural Cosplay is on display at ASU Art Museum.
The Arizona State University Art Museum has numerous exhibitions on display. You may have missed some, which opened this summer. But they continue into the fall and beyond, along with some new works of art as well.
Sep. 8, 2023
Black and white photo of three men playing instruments
Soundies are the music videos that came decades before MTV -- even before television was widespread. A small subset of these Soundies brought a more diverse reflection of 1940s America to the mainstream–partially contributing to, as some experts claim, the foundation of the Civil Rights movement.
Sep. 7, 2023
raul castro
On this Season 10 opener, it’s all about anecdotes. We feature conversations about minor league baseball; the only Latino governor of Arizona, Raúl Héctor Castro, affectionately known as Raúlito; plus tales of the legendary troubadour Bob Dylan.
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Sep. 5, 2023
Photo of 1902 Hopi runners
The life and legacy of one famous Hopi Olympic athlete is being honored on Sunday. Up to 300 runners will dash in his memory, competing in 5k and 10k races through Hopi homelands, including the village of Shungopavi where he grew up.
Sep. 1, 2023
Portrait of Mónica Mancillas along with the cover of "How to Speak in Spanglish"
Over the past year, The Show has heard from authors of books for middle-grade and young adult readers dealing with issues of race, gender, disability and socioeconomic differences, among other things. It’s a series called Lit Squad — and in this episode, The Show spoke with author Mónica Mancillas.
Aug. 25, 2023
Dozens of Navajo Code Talker descendantsat Wesley Bolin Plaza in Phoenix
Monday was Navajo Code Talkers Day, and celebrations were scattered across the state of Arizona to commemorate the state and federal holiday.
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Aug. 14, 2023
Maricopa County court
The Pew Research Center says the number of Arabic speakers in the United States has risen dramatically since 1980. At Maricopa County Superior Court, officials say Spanish is the only language that more people seek help with than Arabic.
Aug. 9, 2023
Thousands of veterans attended the Veterans of Foreign Wars 124th national convention in downtown Phoenix this week. While the group made history by electing a woman to a leadership post, not all veterans feel welcome.
Jul. 27, 2023
person signing petition
Across the country, one in 19 secondary schools has a Native American mascot. In Arizona, that number is one in 168. People Not Mascots works on policy to remove Native mascots from schools that do not have consent from a tribe.
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Jul. 17, 2023
farmer walking in a field with the sun behind
A recent study from an Arizona State University professor investigated racial discrimination in federal loan programs for farmers. The researchers found that on average, Black farmers experienced longer times for loan processing and applications.
Jul. 14, 2023
Arizona Congressman Eli Crane makes 'colored people' slur
During a U.S. House debate Thursday, Arizona Republican Rep. Eli Crane used a slur while advocating for his amendment to the Department of the Defense bill.
Jul. 14, 2023
Karina Velarde is standing between her children with a hand on each of their shoulders. Her son, on the right, is 7 years old. Her daughter, on the left, is 3 years old. Both children hold signs that read 'Hands off my education' & 'Protect dual language'
Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Horne says it’s illegal for English Language Learners to use a 50-50 dual language model. And he’s threatening funding for schools that keep using it. A group called Stand for Children Arizona is urging him to reconsider.
Jul. 13, 2023
Xochitl Galvez
Mexico is ramping up for its presidential elections next year, and the country’s political parties are beginning to select primary contenders. One opposition challenger is gaining attention.
Jul. 6, 2023
Phoenix City Council chambers
The city is required by law to adjust council district boundaries every 10 years based on the most recent census data.
Jul. 4, 2023
U.S. Supreme Court
Late last week, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that colleges and universities can no longer consider race in admissions, a decision that overturns dozens of years of legal precedent.
Jul. 2, 2023
U.S. Supreme Court building
On Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in two cases to strike down race as a factor in admissions processes. The decision's impact will be tough to measure in nine states, including Arizona, that already bar public universities from considering race in admissions.
Jun. 30, 2023


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