Two icons of the postwar sexual revolution have recently died. Left, Doris Day in 1955 London and right, Peggy Lipton in a promo photo from The Mod Squad, which first aired in 1968.
Left: (AP/Bob Dear) / Right: The Mod Squad
Doris Day and Peggy Lipton, two very different icons of the postwar sexual revolution have recently died. What are their lasting legacies of white femininity?
The non-Hispanic white population is not growing as quickly as other groups in the U.S.
By 2050, the US will be a 'majority-minority' country, with white non-Hispanics making up less than half of the total population.
Women of color hold more professional and managerial jobs today than they did in 1996.
White men have historically and disproportionately held official, managerial and professional occupations. But women and people of color are slowly gaining.
Google’s homepage on Feb. 1, 2019, celebrated Sojourner Truth. But its algorithms do not reflect the same inclusive approach.
Google's algorithms reflect bias against members of racialized and gendered groups.
LeBron James speaks at the opening ceremony for the I Promise School in Akron, Ohio.
In order to be successful, the I Promise Academy needs to confront issues of race – much like LeBron James himself, who launched the school amid great fanfare in 2018, an education scholar argues.
Marital status is a defining characteristic of U.S. tax law.
AP Photo/Keith Srakocic
A country's tax policies say a lot about what it values – and some of America's tend to promote inequality.
Members of Brisbane’s Sudanese community celebrate the signing of a peace accord that signalled an end to the Second Sudanese Civil War in 2005. The first recorded African-diaspora settlers in Australia were convicts who landed with the First Fleet in 1788.
A new collection of writing by African-diaspora Australians shares a diversity of experiences: stories of displacement, isolation, endurance and the right to call Australia home.
Library subjects and call numbers can be the subject of controversy.
The way books are sorted at the library can be highly political, touching upon issues of race and identity.
Families that spend more on housing may have less to spend on their health.
Eleven percent of Americans spend more than half of their paycheck on housing. These households rate their health as lower and are less likely to have access to enough nutritious food.
Skilled craft jobs like plumbing and carpentry pay better than most blue-collar jobs.
President Trump says that the white working class is being pushed out of the job market. But that doesn't seem to be true for the best-paying blue-collar jobs.
College yearbook editors in the 1960s juxtaposed pictures of traditional campus activities, such as Greek Life, alongside images of protests and marches.
The Kentuckian, 1968
Recent blackface scandals that involve college yearbooks have overshadowed how yearbooks also chronicled important turning points in the history of US higher education, a historian argues.
Preventing discrimination in the classroom.
A scholar of discrimination law explains why regulations set up in the 1960s are still critical to protecting racial groups today.
Children who have darker skin wait longer on average to leave foster care.
In the US, black children wait longer to be adopted and cost less to adopt than white children.
Barry Jenkins’ ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ has been nominated for best adapted screenplay at the 91st Academy Awards.
Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP
Numbers alone don't relay the importance of people seeing their own experiences and lives mirrored in popular culture.
An the field and off, Rachel Robinson was a pillar of emotional support.
AP Photo/Harry Harris
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.
A new study compares the press photos of NBA players.
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A new study shows that facial recognition software assumes that black faces are angrier than white faces, even when they're smiling.
The U.S. is getting older, more suburban and less fertile.
Older. More suburban. Less fertile. More diverse. This year, Americans grappled with some major shifts in the demographic landscape.
This photo from May 2018 shows Cyntoia Brown at her clemency hearing at the Tennessee Prison for Women in Nashville, Tenn. On Jan. 7, 2019, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam granted executive clemency to Brown, serving a life sentence for a murder that happened after she was forced into sex work.
(Lacy Atkins /The Tennessean via AP, Pool, File)
Cyntoia Brown has been granted clemency for killing a man when she was a teenager and forced into the sex trade. The case showed why the justice system must stop punishing women for defending themselves.
Players from all over the world, including Australia’s star forward Thon Maker - originally from South Sudan - play in the National Basketball Association in the United States.
Star basketball players are suffering the fallout from a race scare campaign by politicians from the Liberal party over crimes committed by a small number of young people who came to Australia from South Sudan
An alt-right protestor promoting the idea of ‘white genocide’ at a rally in Washington on the anniversary of the deadly Charlottesville protest.
The belief in so-called 'white genocide', once an extreme-right view of neo-Nazis, is starting to gain ground in Australia and influence the rhetoric of politicians.