Throughout American history, being a black celebrity has been a political act in and of itself. When viewed through this lens, the transition into politics for someone like Winfrey is more natural.
The people leading nonprofits are much less diverse than the communities they serve and there's no reason to expect that to change soon.
The risks of big data are not getting enough attention.
Labor has announced it will not support any amendments to the Dean Smith same-sex marriage bill, including an amendment proposed by George Brandis. Here's why it is right to do so.
An analysis of of countries that allow same-sex marriage shows that the proposed amendments to the Dean Smith bill, if allowed, would still enshrine much discrimination.
Stigma stops people from getting tested for HIV, and staying on their treatment. Unless it's addressed, the AIDS epidemic will persist.
The proposed exemption for civil marriage celebrants undermines the aims and nature of Australia’s flourishing civil celebrant program.
New census data provides a chance to understand why immigrants earn lower wages than Canadians who have been here for many generations. Whether immigrants speak English at home may be a clue.
The UN has finally created a specific role to uphold LGBT rights, but its first mandate-holder is resigning after just a year.
The abolition of 'instant divorce' practice in India highlights how Muslim women are successfully and progressively changing gender rights.
What are the implications of the 'instant divorce' ban in India? Will it provoke a wider re-evaluation of India's Muslim family laws, that affect millions of women?
The recent move by Modi's government to deport Rohingyas from India reveals the religious based-discrimination at the heart of the country's refugee policies.
Conscience protections for those opposed to same-sex marriage should not be seen as excusing bigotry. Rather, it is a legitimate means of best promoting everyone’s welfare.
Two university professors explore their unlikely longtime friendship, providing lessons for parents of both "abled" and disabled children today.
In the marriage equality debate, those who once fought against protections for religious freedom are suddenly all for it.
Even after years of federal and state laws making discrimination illegal, implicit bias still leads to actual economic harm for women.
A system first deployed in South Africa in the early 20th century continues to influence the way travel is monitored today.
His anti-PC 'manifesto' might be filled with nonsense, but that doesn't mean James Damore's thoughts have no value, or that he should have been fired.
Stigma continues to inform legal, social and cultural attitudes towards sex work and remains a barrier to health, human rights and justice. Developing stigma indicators is one step towards change.
'Positive discrimination' policies around the world are on the rise. What might other countries teach the U.S. about attaining racial, economic and gender equality in higher education?