Americans enjoy a right to free speech, and some public figures really exercise that right. The Constitution might not protect them the way they think it does, though.
After Donald Trump's victory, a scholar says the biblical prophets can help show us the way forward: Just as there is no peace without justice, there is no healing without grief.
Swinburne political scientist Bryan Cranton looks at why so many experts got the US Election so wrong
Two major trials in the killings of black victims in South Carolina start this week. Learn about the state's past and present struggle with racial violence in this roundup.
Will the candidates acknowledge the Black Lives Matter platform during the debate in St. Louis? Millennial voters will be listening.
A scholar of visual culture sees a transition happening online as the alt-right reinterprets images of police shootings to push back against the gains made by Black Lives Matter.
Protests erupted against the killing of black men by police in Tulsa and Charlotte. This roundup looks at research on racial violence and explains where there might be potential solutions.
States do not record the structural violence of racism as part of crime statistics. But this invisible violence has driven some people to self-harm. It has also masked forms of suicide.
Violent cops are just playing by the rules American society has created for them. It's time to change the rules.
Like George Washington, Colin Kaepernick is willing to sacrifice for America.
No federal database provides reliable info on deaths that occur in police custody. It’s the same situation in 48 states. But now California and Texas are offering new models of accountability.
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.