People of color tend to suffer financially more than whites after natural disasters, such as Hurricane Katrina.
A new study shows that natural disasters enrich white victims while hurting people of color, worsening wealth inequality. And government aid contributes to the problem.
Racist behaviour in universities manifests itself in nuanced and covert ways.
Some minorities are less likely to think that their college dreams could become a reality.
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While most Americans do aspire to higher education, college is not a reality for many. But why is the gap between hopes and reality larger for some? And how can we strive for equity?
Economists need to focus on the role white privilege plays in modern, growing economies.
Traditional economists cannot quantify or measure the effect of white male privilege in facilitating business dealings or obtaining employment in emerging market economies.
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If police officers are sent to museums to train observational skills, shouldn't literary texts be used to teach empathy?
South Africa isn’t the “rainbow nation” some claim it to be.
How can conversations around race, class and gender be allowed back into classrooms without becoming emotionally harmful and divisive?
What do black Americans experience in the school system?
What are the race-related struggles that African-American students experience throughout their school years? Here's the story of Tyrone.
Nelson Mandela, accompanied by his wife Winnie, walks out of the Victor Verster prison on February 11, 1990.
The foundation founded by Nelson Mandela in 1999 has done a major revision - it has written off most of his reign as comprising "grand symbolic gestures".
Not there yet: Mmusi Maimane campaigns in Johannesburg.
The ruling ANC has been seriously challenged by the Democratic Alliance, but South African politics is still about white privilege and black exclusion.
Another world is possible.
Left-wing grassroots movements are swelling their ranks and winning elections – but their standard-bearers are same old, same old.
Claudia Rankine, winner of the Forward Prize.
Claudia Rankine, winner of the Forward Prize, has provoked discussions about poetry and race in the US. Why are these conversations not happening in the UK?
What is ‘whitesplaining’ and why do celebrities get accused of it?
Matt Damon and Kyle Sandilands have both been accused of 'whitesplaining', but what does that mean?
Nigerian author Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart is hailed as one of the greatest novels ever set in Africa.
There's a fierce debate underway about changing university curricula in Africa and the UK to be less Eurocentric. Three academics offer their suggestions for a decolonised reading list.
If you can’t see it, does race not exist?
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Do academics need to change the way they teach race? What is the impact of students having been socialized to believe that "race doesn't matter"?
It’s not that Shakespeare needs to burn out – but it’s time for him to fade away.
When literary studies degrees focus almost entirely on the work of white, male writers, we do our students and the academy a great disservice.
Warning, anger ahead: Hatred is the fury of those who do not share our goals, and its object is death and destruction. Anger is a grief of distortions between peers, and its object is change ― Audre Lorde…