Thomas Hart Benton’s murals at the Indiana University Auditorium depict the social history of the state.
A controversial panel on Indiana University's campus depicts Ku Klux Klan members, but Benton had a reason for including them. Is avoidance really the best way to deal with dark episodes of the past?
When you wash your best sheets for nothing.
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Far from the millions-strong mass movement of years gone by, today's 'Klan' is really just a smattering of assorted local hate groups.
Citizen militia march in Charlotttesville, August 12.
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Having stoked white resentment for his own benefit throughout his campaign, Trump is still emboldening it.
A visitor checks on her family’s plot after more than 170 Jewish headstones were toppled in University City, a suburb of St Louis, Missouri.
The first US Truth and Reconciliation Commission was set up in 1999. Here's why truth commissions matter today.
The understandable outrage at neo-Nazis rallying for Trump shouldn't distract from the complex realities of American racism.
Clockwise, from left: White nationalist William Pierce, domestic terrorist Timothy McVeigh, white nationalist Richard Spencer, British journalist Milo Yiannopoulos, professor Kevin MacDonald, and Breitbart News founder Andrew Breitbart.
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An academic who has studied the American far right explores whether the alt-right can become a sustained political force.
David Duke and Donald Trump.
The former KKK grand wizard from Louisiana is hopeful Trump supporters will turn out for his bid for U.S. Senate. Political scientists who have studied his career consider his chances.
The 'Jesus' controversy is often considered a watershed moment in the Beatles’s career. And yet it remains largely misunderstood.
Klansmen in Birth of a Nation.
100 years ago, America's infamous racist group staged a near-takeover of the nation's film and media industries. Here's how they did it.
April 9 1865 - but the war lives on
It officially ended 150 years ago on April 9 in Appomattox with General Lee's surrender, but the deep divisions that produced the Civil War still roil our national psyche.
Many of today’s campus troubles have their roots in a racial past of American universities
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At the root of today's racial troubles on campuses is the past, when most American universities were intimately connected to slave trade and slavery. Harvard, Princeton, Brown were no exception.