Art can imitate life, but can it represent an identity?
A university redefines what it means to have connections to slavery.
"...We just never wanted to make white people uncomfortable."
Will Lilly Chin's Jeopardy! win define the rest of her life?
The next census results may show whether MLK's last dream will be fulfilled.
Two words made him the target of death threats.
Comedian Jimmy O. Yang wrote a book about all the embarrassing things he did while trying to find his identity — including drug use and strip club visits. His parents read it. Let's just say ... there was fallout.
In an era of Trump-fueled identity politics, some brown adopted kids of white parents are reconsidering where they stand.
Does the release of the first mainstream movie about a black superhero mean Hollywood's gotten past its identity issues?
Nothing’s supposed to happen on the train. But when Portlanders learned that safety was an illusion, some of them decided they couldn’t risk …
Portland, Oregon is beautiful. And very liberal, according to the TV show Portlandia. But last year it was also home to one of the country's most …
The author of viral essay "White Women Drive Me Crazy" joins Rupa to talk about it.
The same week as the Manchester bombing, Trump proposes cutting the controversial program that aims to identify similar bombers in the US.
Lilly Singh got famous by being herself ... but will Hollywood let her be someone else?
Buzzfeed writer Scaachi Koul discusses how white privilege affects her family and how racism is institutionalized in Canada.
Is standing out the best way to stand up to Trump?
People who organized the March for Science in DC didn’t come out and blame President Donald Trump for science being under attack. Does that mean they're not inclusive, and don't respect the experiences of people who are …
The Kominas get a lot of press for being Muslim and Hindu in a genre dominated by white artists. But they kinda just want to rock.
A veteran asked Otherhood host Rupa Shenoy to look into how "others" within military communities feel about veterans' overwhelming support for President Donald Trump.
In the US, any citizen, of any culture, is American. In Denmark, that’s not necessarily the case.
She was ICE director for a president immigration activists angrily called “the deporter in chief.” Now she’s back home in Texas, unpacking boxes and watching her former employees try to carry out President Trump’s …
Caught between wanting to service, and frustration. Rumana Ahmed shares her story with Rupa.
Canada has replaced the US as the North American haven that welcomes people fleeing danger and seeking new lives.
Here's the story of how Hindu Indian Americans became the largest group of people of color in the new administration.
Rupa talks to college senior, small business owner, and Yemeni American Summer Nasser in an Otherhood Short.
As the White House changes hands this week, the demographics of the people who work there will also change drastically.
The lawyers, advocates and officials who work with immigrants had one chance before Inauguration Day to get together and make a plan to protect people threatened by Donald Trump's proposals. Otherhood was there.
PBS Newshour's Hari Sreenivasan and Latino USA's Maria Hinojosa help answer the question: What's the role of a reporter of color in an age when …
Otherhood captures a national moment of post-election, pre-holiday dread with a collection of voicemail from people across the country. Many of them …
The US drew a line in the sand, and Americans chose where to stand. Now people are examining strangers out of the corner of their eye, wondering just how much they don't know about who lives around them.
Has Donald Trump helped fuel racism? Has he helped us confront it? Or, is former MSNBC Host Melissa Harris Perry right — is Trump just the current scapegoat for a country that avoids confronting its past?
In the burning heat of Arizona's vast, mostly empty Wild West desert, young Mexican American teenagers decide between working for the border guard or for the cartels smuggling drugs and people north. The kids that …
TCKs — or third culture kids — often lie when asked when they're from.
A secret US war created a new generation of Americans who changed foreign policy.
Many of the most successful immigrants and kids of immigrants in the country know each other and hang out.
If every action starts with emotion, then current feelings about police violence may predict the possible future.
“Technically we have it double as bad — because we’re Muslim and black.”
Juliette Kayyem says the best way to prevent terrorism is to integrate Others.
A college professor is out to defy stereotypes.
How a Harvard Law student learned to tell her own story
For immigrants and their children, a question with meaning
The long road from 'different' to being a role model
Rupa Shenoy and Arun Rath talk about how Aziz Ansari's "Master of None" became a window into their own lives as first-generation Americans.