Race + Diversity

Peoria Unified School District
The U.S. Department of Education has completed an investigation into complaints against the Peoria Unified School District. The district reportedly failed to address racial harassment against its students.
Sep. 30, 2022
 Arizona State University students in D.C.
Several Latino Arizona State University students are working with the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., this semester. The 10-week program examines Latino representation in art, culture and history.
Sep. 26, 2022
luis coronado guel
Sept. 16 is Mexican Independence Day, also known as El Grito in recognition of the Grito de Dolores, or Cry of Dolores, that will be reenacted all over Mexico and Arizona.
Sep. 16, 2022
Football field
The NFL's 2022 season kicks off Sept. 8, and 13 of the league's 32 teams will start people of color at that position in the first week. Journalist Jason Reid recently wrote about the NFL and African-American quarterbacks in his book, "Rise of the Black Quarterback: What It Means for America."
Sep. 8, 2022
Pastor Warren Stewart Sr.
New street signs will recognize a longtime Phoenix pastor known for his leadership in Arizona’s holiday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Sep. 6, 2022
What do detectives, mobsters, jazz musicians, and fall have in common? Those are some of the themes we explore on the Season 8 opener of Word. It’s a podcast about literature in Arizona and the region hosted by KJZZ’s Tom Maxedon.
Sep. 3, 2022
ASU Palm Walk Overpass bridge
College Republicans United, a splinter group at ASU, has invited a speaker who espouses racist views. College Republicans at ASU, a different and officially ASU-recognized club, has strongly condemned the event
Sep. 1, 2022
person handing keys
Inequities in housing go beyond who can buy or rent a home — there's also a serious lack of diversity in who works in the real estate industry.
Aug. 29, 2022
Man moving a shirt to a table
Seventeen months after releasing the first “State of Black Business” report, the Arizona groups involved are sharing progress, challenges and recommendations.
Aug. 24, 2022
police crime scene
A controversial Arizona law restricting how the public can film police is facing its first legal challenge with a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union.
Aug. 23, 2022
KJZZ logo generic card
The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights on Tuesday announced the resolution of a 2019 complaint of anti-Semitic harassment filed against Kyrene School District #28 in Arizona.
Aug. 23, 2022
Exterior of Chandler city hall at night
On Thursday, the Chandler City Council voted to designate Juneteenth as an official paid city holiday beginning next year.
Aug. 20, 2022
monkeypox virion
Concerns about racial disparities in health care are again coming to the forefront as worries over monkeypox's transmission increase.
Aug. 17, 2022
putting a ballot in a mailbox
Arizona Senate Bill 1485 changes eligibility requirements for voting by mail, mandating that voters must be removed from the Early Voting List if they have not cast a ballot by mail in the last four years. Even if they vote in person, they’ll still be dropped from the list
Aug. 13, 2022
Rachel Egboro on stage
In Phoenix, Rachel Egboro developed two, parallel careers — one in nonprofits and philanthropy and another on storytelling stages across the Valley. Now she lives in New York. She talked to The Show about why.
More Exit Interviews from The Show
Aug. 11, 2022
Erika L Sanchez Crying in the Bathroom memoir
Erika L. Sánchez's first young adult novel is currently being made into a film. Now she's out with her debut memoir, "Crying in the Bathroom."
Aug. 9, 2022
United Airlines plane
United Airlines is counting on the West Valley to help grow its pilots. The airline expects to graduate 240 students this year at its training campus at Phoenix Goodyear Airport.
Aug. 4, 2022
Angelica Lindsey-Ali
Angelica Lindsey-Ali, also known as the Village Auntie, has become known for her no-holds-barred approach to talking about sex, often in the context of her own religion, Islam.
Jul. 27, 2022
Brad Kahlhamer Swap Meet exhibition SMoCA
Indigenous artist Brad Kahlhamer was shaped by his upbringing in more ways than one. He was born in Tucson in the 1950s and moved around a lot with his adopted mother and father, who was a contractor.
Jul. 20, 2022
jewell parker rhodes and tom laveen
The Show's series Lit Squad kicks off with authors Tom Leveen and Jewell Parker Rhodes discussing the role of youth literature in teaching kids about the world around them.
Jul. 19, 2022


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