Kat Chow

Kat Chow is a journalist covering race, ethnicity, and culture for NPR's new Code Switch team. In this role, Chow is responsible for reporting and telling stories using social media, sparking conversations online, and blogging.

Prior to coming to NPR, Chow worked with WGBH in Boston and was a reporting fellow for The Cambodia Daily, an English-language newspaper in Phnom Penh.

While a student at the University of Washington in Seattle, Chow was a founding member of a newsmagazine television show and freelanced for the Seattle Weekly. She also interned with the Seattle Times and worked on NBC's Winter Olympics coverage in Vancouver, B.C. You can find her tweeting away for Code Switch at @NPRCodeSwitch, and sharing her thoughts at @katchow.

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3:55am

Sat July 20, 2013
Code Switch

Do Racing Snails Drive Racial Stereotypes In 'Turbo'?

Originally published on Mon July 22, 2013 9:03 am

Actor Michael Pena voices Turbo's human friend Tito, an ambitious character whose outlandish dreams don't seem to sync up with his brother's vision for their food truck and stand, Dos Bros Tacos.
DreamWorks Animation

After seeing the animated movie Turbo, Code Switch's Karen Grigsby Bates and Kat Chow reflect on the movie's attempt at showing diversity.

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10:25am

Thu July 11, 2013
Code Switch

Dueling Stereotypes: Bad Asian Drivers, Good At Everything

Originally published on Wed February 12, 2014 3:09 pm

Asians are bad drivers but can navigate roundabouts like this one in Shanghai, eh?
Tauno Tõhk via Flickr

4:55pm

Tue July 9, 2013
Code Switch

Experience The Legacy Of The Civil Rights Movement In Song

Originally published on Tue July 9, 2013 7:50 pm

Nina Simone was one of the voices that helped shape the civil rights movement.
AP

8:00am

Thu June 20, 2013
Code Switch

For Black Americans, An Even Split In Financial Perceptions

Originally published on Thu June 20, 2013 10:07 am

If our survey is any indication, this cash-rich stock photo model probably feels pretty good about life.
Willie B.Thomas iStockphoto.com

NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health recently polled 1,081 African-Americans about their lives. One of the areas respondents were asked about was their perceptions of their financial status.

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6:03am

Wed June 12, 2013
Code Switch

@TodayIn1963 Captures Moments From A Historic Summer

Originally published on Tue July 30, 2013 3:21 pm

Gov. Wallace promises to block black students from enrolling at the University of Alabama while Nicholas Katzenbach, deputy attorney general of the United States listens.
ASSOCIATED PRESS

You might notice a bit of history peppered throughout your Twitter feed over the next few months.

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