In this fantasy episode of “The Mindy Project,” Mindy Lahiri dreams of becoming a white man after getting rejected for a job.
When philosopher Rebecca Tuvel asked if racial identity could be as fluid as gender, she unleashed a storm of controversy and anger. Instead of shutting her down, we should listen and debate.
The Slants in concert/Tommy Byrd/Flickr
Have American companies just been given the green light to deploy "edgy" branding that goes way too far?
Fresh Air host Mark Stucky of Newton, Kansas shook hands with Thomas Flowers from Gulfport, Mississippi, as Doris Zerger Stucky – Mark’s mother – watched in this 1960 photo.
Mennonite Library & Archives, Bethel, Kansas
Many urban children who took part in a program that was supposed to enrich their lives dealt with racism instead. Why can't this cultural exchange become a two-way street?
Children as young as three internalise a bias against dark skin.
At the root of the skin bleaching phenomenon is a psychological complex.
Do people use the internet in ways that disadvantage nonwhites?
The physical world is racially segregated as a result of structural racism. A researcher examines whether similar problems exist online.
Protesters march past the venue for the World Economic Forum on Africa 2017 meeting in Durban, South Africa.
Popular protest is on the rise globally, particularly in places with deeply entrenched inequalities.
Children gather around a fossil skull at a South African museum.
As an intellectual history of the disciplines of paleontology and paleoanthropology, Kuljan’s book is especially adept at narrating the interwoven connections between science and power.
Should we celebrate the multicultural rainbow, or look away?
Cultural diversity is an inescapable fact of modern life. How we should think about it is less obvious. Should we celebrate the multicultural rainbow, merge its colours into one – like a colour wheel spinning…
Ancient Greek philosopher Socrates is famous for having been called wise in part because he wouldn’t label himself wise.
It is a tall order to try to become wise. And the bad news is that it appears harder than many philosophers have thought.
More needs to be done to stop racist attacks and abuse in UK classrooms.
Man has his hair cut by his father in Goldsboro, Florida.
Research on how black people try to avoid racism in their daily lives shows that following white, mainstream standards can have mixed results.
British Muslims adopt a variety of clothing styles, from traditional to contemporary Western.
Mohammed Tawsif Salam
... and that won't make anyone safer in the long run.
Robert E Lee Monument at Lee Circle, New Orleans, Louisiana.
Memorials to confederate generals are lightning rods today for the same racist views they fought for 150 years ago.
Research shows that people often become more tolerant.
Oh my, she’s modest.
The construction of a white Christian identity that is threatened by 'outsiders' has a long and troubling legacy.
Like many cities, Manchester can demonstrate strength through diversity, but must face down the forces that would see it divided.
‘We cannot talk about building truthful relationships without being honest about the racialised realities of our social world.’
The result of the 1967 referendum may well have made Australia appear less racist, but it did not address the inherently racist nature of the Constitution.
Mourners embrace at a vigil for Richard Collins III, who was stabbed to death in College Park, Maryland.
AP Photo/Brian Witte
The United States is seeing an uptick in far-right extremist violence. It's time to pay more attention to this scourge and its causes.
Civil rights advocate Rachel Dolezal has been accused of falsely claiming she is African-American.
In the US and South Africa, "passing" as another race has a long and painful history. Controversial American Rachel Dolezal's "passing" to justify her identity makes a mockery of such histories.
A European map of implicit racial bias.
Implicit racial bias, measured across Europe.