Scholars argue that the affirmative action case could have consequences for the educational success of students of color.
The most-tweeted live television event was a hit with black audiences, who also noticed a shift in the ads that aired.
Californian rap and jazz poetry may sound like an odd mix – but both are rooted in historic inequalities
I taught at Mizzou from 1996 to 2008. Here's why the events don't surprise me.
As the debate spreads from Missouri to universities across the country, insights from The Conversation's coverage of race on campus.
Routine interrogations between police officers and students have escalated into physical conflicts. Why do such escalations occur?
African-American children tell stories that are vivid, elaborate, and rich in imagery. These skills help support their early literacy skills. How can schools take advantage of this?
Academia suffers from a stunning lack of diversity. Only 6% of academics in higher education are black. What are some of the experiences of black faculty?
Community policing efforts in New Haven and Gainesville offer a stark contrast to military-style policing.
Past hiring discrimination appears to lead African Americans to cast a wide net, while women tend to seek out roles historically associated with their gender.
The hoopla surrounding the novel's release is misguided; after all, how much power could a novel written 50 years ago wield in today's charged environment?
Black Like Us? – a new exhibition at the Birmingham Museum of Art – looks at how blackness has been portrayed in American art through the years.
What is the experience of white students when racial issues are being taught in classrooms? Are we missing engaging an essential part of diversity?
Why studying South Carolina's history led to one graduate student's activism -- and how that experience informs his reflections on the Charleston killing.
While the Charleston shooting is unusually horrifying, many of the themes of this tragedy are symptomatic of the nature of hate violence in our country
So long as we treat each mass shooting, each black death as an isolated tragedy, there's nothing we can do. Things can change if we look for the patterns.
The killing of nine people in Charleston's AME Church was motivated by racism, first and foremost, but also sexism.
Racial inequality in America has its parallel in caste inequality in India. What can the world's two largest democracies learn from each other?
The film-maker's latest project is perfectly in tune with a 30-year career spent chronicling the African-American urban experience.
Before being crowned the "King of the Blues," a young Riley King honed his on-stage persona and made crucial contacts as a radio DJ.