Municipal swimming pools flourished in the 20th century. But too often, their success was based on the exclusion of African Americans.
Children can be especially vulnerable to being wrongly subjected to immigration enforcement actions.
A new report on Mexicans in the US paints a troubling picture about the treatment of the country's largest immigrant group.
Whether someone is menstruating is none of your business. Even inquiring about it reinforces attitudes and assumptions that hold women back.
King was once thought of as a saint beyond reproach. It eventually emerged that he was a womanizer. But we now have to ask the unthinkable: Did King enable abuse?
Long before Chasten Buttigieg became a 'not-so-secret weapon' in his husband Pete Buttigieg’s presidential campaign, another same-sex couple profoundly reshaped American social policy.
From spirituals about the trials of slavery to the fight for civil rights and the modern rhythms of swing music, Duke Ellington told a story about black life that was both beautiful and complex.
While few would deny secularism and religious neutrality are legitimate goals, they don’t justify Bill 21's undue restriction of minority rights.
A scholar of discrimination law explains why regulations set up in the 1960s are still critical to protecting racial groups today.
The public was shocked by the blackface image on Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's yearbook page. But if blackface is now taboo, there was a time when it played a big role in American culture.
Most North American consumers generally prefer advertising with male-female couples rather than same-sex couples. But changes in how brands frame the messages of advertisements could change that.
The country's 'Black Mecca' is hosting the Super Bowl. With the NFL's national anthem controversy still lingering, this creates an undeniable paradox.
Rachel was by Jackie's side during his most trying moments. Throughout a journey that required self-control, grace and perseverance, she was the unsung hero.
Most people think of Martin Luther King Jr. as a civil rights leader who led the nation in addressing the evils of systemic racism. What many don't know is that he also championed labor unionism.
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is poised to stop looking at racial disparities in school discipline – a move that one scholar believes will send the wrong message to schools.
It planted the seeds of the tea party and the Trump administration.
Bombs have long been a tool for devotees of the range of fringe American political thought. From anarchists to racists, their methods have wrought havoc – but also have created backlash.
Now that the U.S. government is threatening to define sex as either male or female, we need to fight more than ever for trans rights. But let's give up the utopian ideal of a label-free future.
Georgia's secretary of state has stalled voter registrations and accused Democrats of hacking. His tactics recall past efforts in the South to suppress black votes, from poll taxes to literacy tests
The National Council of Churches, which represents 38 Christian denominations, has long been the voice of progressive religion. But over the years, its influence has waned.