Race http://wesa.fm en Race Tackled in New Exhibit at Carnegie Museum of Natural History http://wesa.fm/post/race-tackled-new-exhibit-carnegie-museum-natural-history <p>A new exhibit opening at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History takes on the vast subject of race. The “Race: Are We So Different” exhibit examines the subject from several different angles.</p><p>“From the scientific angle: What is the science? What is the science involved in race? What is race? Is race real? The history of the idea of race and finally the contemporary lived experience of race.” said Cecile Shellman with the Carnegie Museum. “How is race played out, particularly in the United States of America?”</p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 07:30:00 +0000 Deanna Garcia 26531 at http://wesa.fm Race Tackled in New Exhibit at Carnegie Museum of Natural History Racial Inequality in America’s Neighborhoods http://wesa.fm/post/racial-inequality-america-s-neighborhoods <p>In the new book, <em>Stuck in Place: Urban Neighborhoods and the End of Progress Toward Racial Equality</em>, Dr. Patrick Sharkey, an associate professor of sociology at New York University, explores what he calls some of the most persistent forms of racial inequality.</p><p>From gaps in income to academic test scores, he looks at race and neighborhoods over multiple generations. Mon, 02 Dec 2013 19:44:12 +0000 Nick Frost 20680 at http://wesa.fm Racial Inequality in America’s Neighborhoods 5 Things To Know About The Great Race This Weekend http://wesa.fm/post/5-things-know-about-great-race-weekend <p>The 36<sup>th</sup> annual Richard S. Caliguiri City of Pittsburgh Great Race will have runners and walkers streaming from Frick Park into downtown on Sunday. If you&rsquo;re going to be in the neighborhood or racing, here are some things you should know coming into the weekend.</p><p><strong>1) Registration is Full</strong></p> Thu, 26 Sep 2013 19:35:55 +0000 Tim Camerato 17134 at http://wesa.fm A Moment Of Peaceful Integration in 1963 http://wesa.fm/post/moment-peaceful-integration-1963 <p>Greensburg native, William Severini Kowinski was 17 years old when he participated in the March on Washington for Jobs &amp; Freedom on August 28th, 1963. He had been campaigning for John F. Kennedy since the age of 15 and was inspired by Kennedy’s views on the civil rights struggle.</p><p>Kowinski went by train with a group called the Catholic Interracial Council. It was only his second train ride and his most vivid memory of the ride involved a train car packed with young people. Tue, 27 Aug 2013 20:40:30 +0000 Heather McClain 15541 at http://wesa.fm A Moment Of Peaceful Integration in 1963 Speaker Discusses Effective Policies for Educating Young Black Males http://wesa.fm/post/speaker-discusses-effective-policies-educating-young-black-males <p>The University of Pittsburgh’s Center on Race and Social Problems hosted a program Wednesday called “A Call to Conscience:&nbsp; Effective Policies and Practices in Educating African American Males.”</p><p>The keynote speaker was John Jackson, president and CEO of the Schott Foundation for Public Education in Cambridge, Mass., who said research is clear that races are 99.6 percent the same genetically, so differences in educational performance must be caused by social policies and practices.</p> Wed, 10 Jul 2013 21:42:57 +0000 Charlee Song 12878 at http://wesa.fm Pitt to Host Summit on Race, Ethnicity, Poverty http://wesa.fm/post/pitt-host-summit-race-ethnicity-poverty <p>Researchers and scholars from across the U.S. are gathering in Pittsburgh to create a network devoted to studying the issues of race and poverty.</p><p>About 30 directors of academic centers and institutions on race, ethnicity and poverty throughout the country will be attending the summit hosted by the University of Pittsburgh to begin Thursday and Friday in an effort to start dialogue and create possible collaborations between institutions aimed at battling social issues.</p> Wed, 05 Jun 2013 19:30:04 +0000 Michael Lynch 10827 at http://wesa.fm