Karen Grigsby Bates
Karen Grigsby Bates is the Senior Correspondent for Code Switch, a podcast that reports on race and ethnicity. A veteran NPR reporter, Bates covered race for the network for several years before becoming a founding member of the Code Switch team. She is especially interested in stories about the hidden history of race in America—and in the intersection of race and culture. She oversees much of Code Switch's coverage of books by and about people of color, as well as issues of race in the publishing industry. Bates is the co-author of a best-selling etiquette book (Basic Black: Home Training for Modern Times) and two mystery novels; she is also a contributor to several anthologies of essays. She lives in Los Angeles and reports from NPR West.
- How Vincent Chin's Death Gave Others A Voice
- Vernon Jordan, Power Broker And Former Presidential Advisor, Dies At 85
- The 'Racial Caste System' At The U.S. Capitol
- How Long Will Fashion's Racial Reckoning Be In Style?
- What's In A Name? The History Of Karens, Beckys And Miss Anns
- B. Smith, Restaurateur And Lifestyle Icon, Dies At 70 Of Early Onset Alzheimer's
- Racism Scandal In The Romance Writing Industry
- The Layers Of Lasagna
- Toni Morrison, Whose Soaring Novels Were Rooted In Black Lives, Dies At 88
- Red Summer In Chicago: 100 Years After The Race Riots
- Samin Nosrat Is Making Space At The Table
- A Bouquet Of Poets For National Poetry Month