Rachel Hatzipanagos

Washington, D.C.

Writer for the About US newsletter on race and identity.

Education: American University, master’s degree in interactive journalism, class of 2014 ; University of Central Florida, bachelor’s degree in journalism, class of 2007

Rachel Hatzipanagos is a staff writer at The Washington Post.
Latest from Rachel Hatzipanagos

‘We are still here’

There are more than 570 federally recognized American Indian and Alaska Native tribes and villages in the United States. Still, too many people assume all American Indians are dead; they have an image in their heads of old black-and-white photos of western Plains Indians who performed in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West shows. For many Native Americans, the message to the rest of society is simple: “We’re still here.”

November 19, 2021

‘Generation Rise’ show provides a time capsule for the pandemic

New York City teenagers and young adults shared their life stories, culminating with their experiences during the pandemic and the racial justice protests, as part of “Generation Rise.”

November 4, 2021

He couldn’t afford a console. Now he’s designing games.

About Us spoke with game designer and founder of Latinx in Gaming Fernando Reyes Medina about the state of Latinos in the gaming industry.

October 11, 2021

Somos Latino

We eat different foods and wave different flags. We span the spectrum of skin color and religious beliefs. Some of us are immigrants, while some of us have ancestors who were indigenous to this land and never left.

October 1, 2021

‘I’m from here.’ How a more diverse population will change America.

About US asked readers: What do you think will change in America as the country becomes more diverse?

August 31, 2021

While most Americans say talking about racism and slavery is good for society, survey reveals deep divides

A new survey from the Pew Research Center shows how division in how Americans view the nation's racial history

August 12, 2021

City of Berkeley, Native American tribe lose appeal to stop development of sacred site

Bay Area developers got the go-ahead Wednesday to build a mixed-use development on the site.

July 29, 2021

What the founders of critical race theory have to say about the conservative attacks

“Now as a society, we may be paying a cost for our ignorance about our own history," said a law professor.

July 22, 2021

Celebrating Pride Month

We asked readers to share why celebrating Pride is important to them. Here's what they said.

June 23, 2021

‘Not enough has happened’: Protesters reflect on what has changed — and what hasn’t

A year after millions of people around the world took to the streets to protest the death of George Floyd, About U.S. checked in with protesters we spoke with last year. Many of them said they had seen little change in their communities, but had made big changes in their personal lives.

June 17, 2021