The American Sociological Association is starting a conversation to include “public communication” -- work often largely ignored -- in the assessment of a scholar’s contributions. Why does it matter?
The Baltimore Police Department is found to have violated the civil rights of poor blacks. A historian explains why those findings are eerily similar to how the city treated blacks in the 1800s.
The role of police is being questioned as never before. In addition to facing increased media scrutiny, officers are being killed. What is the effect on their well-being and, in turn, on ours?
With #BlackLivesMatter and a never-ending list of African Americans being killed by police, the film ‘Do The Right Thing’ is even more relevant now than when it was released 27 years ago.
Do Americans view all youth as equally 'innocent'? A historian takes us back to the movement that led to unequal treatment of black and white youth in the justice system.
The struggle for equal rights for black citizens in the U.S. today is backed by the promise of the 14th Amendment. A historian takes us back to the grassroots movements that led to its passage.
The movement was on the offensive. Then two men changed the game by killing cops.
Tragic and violent events are increasingly being live streamed to the world. Are we learning something from these graphic visuals – or are we wallowing in voyeurism and confirming our prejudices?
A macho culture prevails in police departments in America. The recent killing of Philando Castile serves as one example of the way racial bias and police officer machismo work together.
The men who killed police officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge were black veterans. A historian explains black veterans' long struggle to live with inequality in their military service, and back home.
From Twitter, to Facebook, to online gaming; radical groups use a vast range of tools to recruit new followers to their causes.
The Oscars have become the focus point for a huge cultural conversation about Hollywood, race, gender, inclusiveness and diversity. Should Australians care? Well, yes.
How many more black people need to die at the hands of the criminal justice system?
In 2015 Princeton University investigated President Woodrow Wilson's legacy of prejudice. A historian looks at the widespread racism in the American progressive movement of the early 20th century.
Rather than simply shutting down these groups, universities need to engage these difficult conversations to support the younger generation to fight together for meaningful social change.
Many students arrive at college without ever having a non-white teacher. Professors of color can inspire higher order thinking and analysis.
As the debate spreads from Missouri to universities across the country, insights from The Conversation's coverage of race on campus.
Clemson students have been organizing over the past two years on issues of racism and inclusion. What if the Clemson Tigers decided to do what the Missouri Tigers did?
Historically black colleges account for only 3% of all colleges and universities. But, even today, 20% of black Americans earn their degrees at these schools.
One year on from Ferguson, the message of Martin Luther King's Letter from a Birmingham Jail could not be more relevant.