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<div style="display:none;font-size:1px;color:#fff;line-height:1px;max-height:0;max-width:0;opacity:0;overflow:hidden">Times Staffers Pick 11 Gripping Reads on Race</div><div><div style="margin:0 auto;max-width:600px"><table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="width:100%"><tbody><tr><td style="direction:ltr;font-size:0;padding:0;text-align:center"><table class="m_-2410838647690860092css-n6cafp" style="width:600px" width="600"><tbody><tr style="width:100%"><td style="padding:15px 0 5px;border-bottom:1px solid #dcdcdc;text-align:center;width:100%"><div style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12px;text-align:center;width:100%;padding-bottom:10px"><a href="https://nl.nytimes.com/f/a/sMvK0E4Ko6Yptizn3e7uaw~~/AAAAAQA~/RgRf6ckrP4QbAWh0dHBzOi8vbWVzc2FnaW5nLWN1c3RvbS1uZXdzbGV0dGVycy5ueXRpbWVzLmNvbS90ZW1wbGF0ZS9vYWt2Mj91cmk9bnl0Oi8vbmV3c2xldHRlci84NWE4MzA3NC1lYjA5LTRlN2ItYTNhYi03NTEwMDEwNWI1ZmUmdGU9MSZubD1yYWNlL3JlbGF0ZWQmZW1jPWVkaXRfcnJfMjAxOTEyMjg_Y2FtcGFpZ25faWQ9MzcmaW5zdGFuY2VfaWQ9MTQ4MzUmc2VnbWVudF9pZD0xOTkxNCZ1c2VyX2lkPTM5MzhmMTdkODE4MmEyMmZkZTE0NjdmZjlkMGJiNWM1JnJlZ2lfaWQ9NDI3NDA4OTdfcnJfMjAxOTEyMjhXA255dEIKAC8rRAdeP58MtlIQbGltYUBnZW5lc2VvLmVkdVgEAAAAAA~~" alt="View in browser" style="color:#666;text-decoration:none;line-height:18px" target="_blank">View in browser</a><span style="color:#dcdcdc;margin:0 10px">|</span><a href="https://nl.nytimes.com/f/a/sMmc_oCGHDSZiQbqP_LXjQ~~/AAAAAQA~/RgRf6ckrP0S2aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cubnl0aW1lcy5jb20vP3RlPTEmbmw9cmFjZS9yZWxhdGVkJmVtYz1lZGl0X3JyXzIwMTkxMjI4P2NhbXBhaWduX2lkPTM3Jmluc3RhbmNlX2lkPTE0ODM1JnNlZ21lbnRfaWQ9MTk5MTQmdXNlcl9pZD0zOTM4ZjE3ZDgxODJhMjJmZGUxNDY3ZmY5ZDBiYjVjNSZyZWdpX2lkPTQyNzQwODk3MjAxOTEyMjhXA255dEIKAC8rRAdeP58MtlIQbGltYUBnZW5lc2VvLmVkdVgEAAAAAA~~" alt="The New York Times" style="color:#666;text-decoration:none;line-height:18px" target="_blank">nytimes.com</a></div><a href="#m_-2410838647690860092_a11y-skip-ad-marquee" style="width:1px;height:1px;overflow:hidden;color:transparent">Continue reading the main story</a><span style="width:100%;text-align:center"><table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" align="center"><tbody><tr><td colspan="2" align="center"></td></tr><tr><td height="10px"></td></tr></tbody></table></span></td></tr><tr style="width:100%" id="m_-2410838647690860092_a11y-skip-ad-marquee"><td class="m_-2410838647690860092css-12jubbf" style="border-bottom:1px solid #cecece;padding:25px 0;width:100%;text-align:center" width="100%" align="center"><div class="m_-2410838647690860092css-1censo3" style="margin-bottom:25px"><a href="https://nl.nytimes.com/f/a/l40vD5uNo--KYp8buA4QCw~~/AAAAAQA~/RgRf6ckrP0TEaHR0cHM6Ly93d3cubnl0aW1lcy5jb20vc3BvdGxpZ2h0L3JhY2U_dGU9MSZubD1yYWNlL3JlbGF0ZWQmZW1jPWVkaXRfcnJfMjAxOTEyMjg_Y2FtcGFpZ25faWQ9MzcmaW5zdGFuY2VfaWQ9MTQ4MzUmc2VnbWVudF9pZD0xOTkxNCZ1c2VyX2lkPTM5MzhmMTdkODE4MmEyMmZkZTE0NjdmZjlkMGJiNWM1JnJlZ2lfaWQ9NDI3NDA4OTcyMDE5MTIyOFcDbnl0QgoALytEB14_nwy2UhBsaW1hQGdlbmVzZW8uZWR1WAQAAAAA" alt="More Race/Related" target="_blank"><img src="https://static.nytimes.com/email-images/newsletters/racerelated/rrheader.png" alt="More Race/Related" style="width:395px" width="395"></a></div><p style="width:100%;margin-bottom:0;font:12px/12px georgia,serif;letter-spacing:.5px">December 28, 2019</p></td></tr><tr style="height:20px"></tr></tbody></table></td></tr></tbody></table></div><div style="margin:0 auto;max-width:600px"><table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="width:100%"><tbody><tr><td style="direction:ltr;font-size:0;padding:0;text-align:left"><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td style="padding:0 9px 15px 0;vertical-align:middle" valign="middle"><a href="https://nl.nytimes.com/f/a/81jw9fD9mYP2ozJo29m-wQ~~/AAAAAQA~/RgRf6ckrP0TFaHR0cHM6Ly93d3cubnl0aW1lcy5jb20vYnkvYWRlZWwtaGFzc2FuP3RlPTEmbmw9cmFjZS9yZWxhdGVkJmVtYz1lZGl0X3JyXzIwMTkxMjI4P2NhbXBhaWduX2lkPTM3Jmluc3RhbmNlX2lkPTE0ODM1JnNlZ21lbnRfaWQ9MTk5MTQmdXNlcl9pZD0zOTM4ZjE3ZDgxODJhMjJmZGUxNDY3ZmY5ZDBiYjVjNSZyZWdpX2lkPTQyNzQwODk3MjAxOTEyMjhXA255dEIKAC8rRAdeP58MtlIQbGltYUBnZW5lc2VvLmVkdVgEAAAAAA~~" target="_blank"><img src="https://static01.nyt.com/images/2018/08/23/multimedia/author-adeel-hassan/author-adeel-hassan-blogSmallThumb.png" alt="Author Headshot" style="width:45px;height:45px;border-radius:100%" width="45" height="45"></a></td><td style="padding:0 0 15px 0;vertical-align:middle" valign="middle"><p style="font:13px/18px arial,sans-serif;letter-spacing:.2px;color:#000;margin-bottom:3px;font:600 13px/18px arial,sans-serif">By <a href="https://nl.nytimes.com/f/a/81jw9fD9mYP2ozJo29m-wQ~~/AAAAAQA~/RgRf6ckrP0TFaHR0cHM6Ly93d3cubnl0aW1lcy5jb20vYnkvYWRlZWwtaGFzc2FuP3RlPTEmbmw9cmFjZS9yZWxhdGVkJmVtYz1lZGl0X3JyXzIwMTkxMjI4P2NhbXBhaWduX2lkPTM3Jmluc3RhbmNlX2lkPTE0ODM1JnNlZ21lbnRfaWQ9MTk5MTQmdXNlcl9pZD0zOTM4ZjE3ZDgxODJhMjJmZGUxNDY3ZmY5ZDBiYjVjNSZyZWdpX2lkPTQyNzQwODk3MjAxOTEyMjhXA255dEIKAC8rRAdeP58MtlIQbGltYUBnZW5lc2VvLmVkdVgEAAAAAA~~" class="m_-2410838647690860092css-14hp9bh" style="color:inherit;text-decoration:no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ject</a>, which aimed to reframe the country’s history by placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the center of our national narrative. It was perhaps the most <a href="https://nl.nytimes.com/f/a/kykanXnt0-_9brYKONFhkw~~/AAAAAQA~/RgRf6ckrP0T7aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cubnl0aW1lcy5jb20vaW50ZXJhY3RpdmUvMjAxOS8wOC8xNC9tYWdhemluZS9ibGFjay1oaXN0b3J5LWFtZXJpY2FuLWRlbW9jcmFjeS5odG1sP3RlPTEmbmw9cmFjZS9yZWxhdGVkJmVtYz1lZGl0X3JyXzIwMTkxMjI4P2NhbXBhaWduX2lkPTM3Jmluc3RhbmNlX2lkPTE0ODM1JnNlZ21lbnRfaWQ9MTk5MTQmdXNlcl9pZD0zOTM4ZjE3ZDgxODJhMjJmZGUxNDY3ZmY5ZDBiYjVjNSZyZWdpX2lkPTQyNzQwODk3MjAxOTEyMjhXA255dEIKAC8rRAdeP58MtlIQbGltYUBnZW5lc2VvLmVkdVgEAAAAAA~~" class="m_-2410838647690860092css-1sybz1k" style="color:#286ed0;border-bottom:1px solid #286ed0;text-decoration:none;font-family:inherit;font-size:inherit" target="_blank">ambitious endeavor on race</a> that The Times released this year, and it is among many other fine contributions.</p></td></tr></tbody></table></div><div style="margin:0 auto;max-width:600px"><table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="width:100%"><tbody><tr><td style="direction:ltr;font-size:0;padding:0;text-align:left"><p style="color:#333;font:normal 18px/25px georgia,serif;margin:0 0 15px">To give you a fuller picture of the work we’ve done, I asked my colleagues to share their picks to highlight some of the most powerful stories on race that we published this year.</p></td></tr></tbody></table></div><div style="margin:0 auto;max-width:600px"><table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="width:100%"><tbody><tr><td style="direction:ltr;font-size:0;padding:0;text-align:left"><h2 class="m_-2410838647690860092css-1nocmvr" style="color:#000;font:400 27.5px/37.5px georgia,serif;margin:0 0 15px"><a href="https://nl.nytimes.com/f/newsletter/C6I-38DZL8Nsib7e_ieKFQ~~/AAAAAQA~/RgRf6ckrP0T4aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cubnl0aW1lcy5jb20vMjAxOS8wOC8yOC9tYWdhemluZS9hZmZpcm1hdGl2ZS1hY3Rpb24tYXNpYW4tYW1lcmljYW4taGFydmFyZC5odG1sP3RlPTEmbmw9cmFjZS9yZWxhdGVkJmVtYz1lZGl0X3JyXzIwMTkxMjI4P2NhbXBhaWduX2lkPTM3Jmluc3RhbmNlX2lkPTE0ODM1JnNlZ21lbnRfaWQ9MTk5MTQmdXNlcl9pZD0zOTM4ZjE3ZDgxODJhMjJmZGUxNDY3ZmY5ZDBiYjVjNSZyZWdpX2lkPTQyNzQwODk3MjAxOTEyMjhXA255dEIKAC8rRAdeP58MtlIQbGltYUBnZW5lc2VvLmVkdVgEAAAAAA~~" class="m_-2410838647690860092css-1sybz1k" style="color:#286ed0;border-bottom:1px solid #286ed0;text-decoration:none;font-family:inherit;font-size:inherit" target="_blank">Where Does Affirmative Action Leave Asian-Americans?</a></h2></td></tr></tbody></table></div><div style="margin:0 auto;max-width:600px"><table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="width:100%"><tbody><tr><td style="direction:ltr;font-size:0;padding:0;text-align:left"><p style="color:#333;font:normal 18px/25px georgia,serif;margin:0 0 15px">Many Asian-Americans are aware of the “model minority” stereotype that has been forced upon them, and how that same stereotype has been used to perpetuate anti-black policies and attitudes, particularly in education. This uncomfortable dynamic, in which two minorities are pitted against each other, was particularly on display during the <a href="https://nl.nytimes.com/f/newsletter/Xxd10If0UXRppXi7ZD_ZGQ~~/AAAAAQA~/RgRf6ckrP0TjaHR0cHM6Ly93d3cubnl0aW1lcy5jb20vMjAxOS8xMC8wMi91cy9oYXJ2YXJkLWFkbWlzc2lvbnMtbGF3c3VpdC5odG1sP3RlPTEmbmw9cmFjZS9yZWxhdGVkJmVtYz1lZGl0X3JyXzIwMTkxMjI4P2NhbXBhaWduX2lkPTM3Jmluc3RhbmNlX2lkPTE0ODM1JnNlZ21lbnRfaWQ9MTk5MTQmdXNlcl9pZD0zOTM4ZjE3ZDgxODJhMjJmZGUxNDY3ZmY5ZDBiYjVjNSZyZWdpX2lkPTQyNzQwODk3MjAxOTEyMjhXA255dEIKAC8rRAdeP58MtlIQbGltYUBnZW5lc2VvLmVkdVgEAAAAAA~~" class="m_-2410838647690860092css-1sybz1k" style="color:#286ed0;border-bottom:1px solid #286ed0;text-decoration:none;font-family:inherit;font-size:inherit" target="_blank">Harvard affirmative action lawsuit</a> this year. This article, written by Jay Caspian Kang, is an exploration of the complex experiences, feelings and motivations that Asian-American students have on this issue.</p></td></tr></tbody></table></div><div style="margin:0 auto;max-width:600px"><table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="width:100%"><tbody><tr><td style="direction:ltr;font-size:0;padding:0;text-align:left"><p style="color:#333;font:normal 18px/25px georgia,serif;margin:0 0 15px"><span style="font-style:italic;font-size:inherit">— Kathy Zhang, senior manager, Newsroom and Product Analytics</span></p></td></tr></tbody></table></div><div style="margin:0 auto;max-width:600px"><table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="width:100%"><tbody><tr><td style="direction:ltr;font-size:0;padding:0;text-align:left"><h2 class="m_-2410838647690860092css-1nocmvr" style="color:#000;font:400 27.5px/37.5px georgia,serif;margin:0 0 15px"><a href="https://nl.nytimes.com/f/newsletter/FwbToJieSsGySuySt27rEg~~/AAAAAQA~/RgRf6ckrP0T0aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cubnl0aW1lcy5jb20vMjAxOS8xMi8xNi9zcG9ydHMvaW50ZXJzZXgtcnVubmVyLXN1cmdlcnktdHJhY2stYW5kLWZpZWxkLmh0bWw_dGU9MSZubD1yYWNlL3JlbGF0ZWQmZW1jPWVkaXRfcnJfMjAxOTEyMjg_Y2FtcGFpZ25faWQ9MzcmaW5zdGFuY2VfaWQ9MTQ4MzUmc2VnbWVudF9pZD0xOTkxNCZ1c2VyX2lkPTM5MzhmMTdkODE4MmEyMmZkZTE0NjdmZjlkMGJiNWM1JnJlZ2lfaWQ9NDI3NDA4OTcyMDE5MTIyOFcDbnl0QgoALytEB14_nwy2UhBsaW1hQGdlbmVzZW8uZWR1WAQAAAAA" class="m_-2410838647690860092css-1sybz1k" style="color:#286ed0;border-bottom:1px solid #286ed0;text-decoration:none;font-family:inherit;font-size:inherit" target="_blank">This Intersex Runner Had Surgery to Compete. It Has Not Gone Well.</a></h2></td></tr></tbody></table></div><div style="margin:0 auto;max-width:600px"><table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="width:100%"><tbody><tr><td style="direction:ltr;font-size:0;padding:0;text-align:left"><p style="color:#333;font:normal 18px/25px georgia,serif;margin:0 0 15px">Geneva Abdul’s article on the runner Annet Negesa broke my heart. Intersex athletes are rarely written about, and this article presented Ms. Negesa’s situation with real empathy. Whether it was Serena Williams’s post-birth matches or Caster Semenya’s strength on the track, black women’s bodies were picked apart over and over again in 2019. This time, though, the athletes were speaking up and finally being heard.</p></td></tr></tbody></table></div><div style="margin:0 auto;max-width:600px"><table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="width:100%"><tbody><tr><td style="direction:ltr;font-size:0;padding:0;text-align:left"><p style="color:#333;font:normal 18px/25px georgia,serif;margin:0 0 15px"><span style="font-style:italic;font-size:inherit">— Kathleen Massara, senior staff editor, Arts and Leisure</span></p></td></tr></tbody></table></div><div style="margin:0 auto;max-width:600px"><table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="width:100%"><tbody><tr><td style="direction:ltr;font-size:0;padding:0;text-align:left"><h2 class="m_-2410838647690860092css-1nocmvr" style="color:#000;font:400 27.5px/37.5px georgia,serif;margin:0 0 15px"><a href="https://nl.nytimes.com/f/newsletter/rtAU2uMkgS3YvHl4_iLKpg~~/AAAAAQA~/RgRf6ckrP0TmaHR0cHM6Ly93d3cubnl0aW1lcy5jb20vMjAxOS8xMi8xMS9idXNpbmVzcy9qcG1vcmdhbi1iYW5raW5nLXJhY2lzbS5odG1sP3RlPTEmbmw9cmFjZS9yZWxhdGVkJmVtYz1lZGl0X3JyXzIwMTkxMjI4P2NhbXBhaWduX2lkPTM3Jmluc3RhbmNlX2lkPTE0ODM1JnNlZ21lbnRfaWQ9MTk5MTQmdXNlcl9pZD0zOTM4ZjE3ZDgxODJhMjJmZGUxNDY3ZmY5ZDBiYjVjNSZyZWdpX2lkPTQyNzQwODk3MjAxOTEyMjhXA255dEIKAC8rRAdeP58MtlIQbGltYUBnZW5lc2VvLmVkdVgEAAAAAA~~" class="m_-2410838647690860092css-1sybz1k" style="color:#286ed0;border-bottom:1px solid #286ed0;text-decoration:none;font-family:inherit;font-size:inherit" target="_blank">This Is What Racism Sounds Like in the Banking Industry</a></h2></td></tr></tbody></table></div><div style="margin:0 auto;max-width:600px"><table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="width:100%"><tbody><tr><td style="direction:ltr;font-size:0;padding:0;text-align:left"><p style="color:#333;font:normal 18px/25px georgia,serif;margin:0 0 15px">This is the tale of a banker and a customer, a former N.F.L. player, who documented the racism they encountered at a couple of Chase branches in Arizona. They recorded their conversations, and this article provided an unusual glimpse of ingrained discrimination in banking. This article, written by Emily Flitter, resonated with many, many readers and prompted a memo to JPMorgan Chase staffers by the company’s chairman and chief executive, Jamie Dimon.</p></td></tr></tbody></table></div><div style="margin:0 auto;max-width:600px"><table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="width:100%"><tbody><tr><td style="direction:ltr;font-size:0;padding:0;text-align:left"><p style="color:#333;font:normal 18px/25px georgia,serif;margin:0 0 15px"><span style="font-style:italic;font-size:inherit">— Ellen Pollock, editor, Business</span></p></td></tr></tbody></table></div><div style="margin:0 auto;max-width:600px"><table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="width:100%"><tbody><tr><td style="direction:ltr;font-size:0;padding:0;text-align:left"><h2 class="m_-2410838647690860092css-1nocmvr" style="color:#000;font:400 27.5px/37.5px georgia,serif;margin:0 0 15px"><a href="https://nl.nytimes.com/f/newsletter/CMwBy8sWJJ1scZDnfVf9TA~~/AAAAAQA~/RgRf6ckrP0TZaHR0cHM6Ly93d3cubnl0aW1lcy5jb20vMjAxOS8wMi8wNS91cy9ub3J0aGFtLXllYXJib29rLmh0bWw_dGU9MSZubD1yYWNlL3JlbGF0ZWQmZW1jPWVkaXRfcnJfMjAxOTEyMjg_Y2FtcGFpZ25faWQ9MzcmaW5zdGFuY2VfaWQ9MTQ4MzUmc2VnbWVudF9pZD0xOTkxNCZ1c2VyX2lkPTM5MzhmMTdkODE4MmEyMmZkZTE0NjdmZjlkMGJiNWM1JnJlZ2lfaWQ9NDI3NDA4OTcyMDE5MTIyOFcDbnl0QgoALytEB14_nwy2UhBsaW1hQGdlbmVzZW8uZWR1WAQAAAAA" class="m_-2410838647690860092css-1sybz1k" style="color:#286ed0;border-bottom:1px solid #286ed0;text-decoration:none;font-family:inherit;font-size:inherit" target="_blank">Yearbook Pages at Northam’s Medical School Recorded Both Memories and Prejudices</a></h2></td></tr></tbody></table></div><div style="margin:0 auto;max-width:600px"><tab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