Competition between neighbours turns up the volume on inequality. Homicide and civil war may be the result.
Digitized state records help to tell the stories of African-American prisoners in the 19th and 20th century.
Cutting the program formerly known as food stamps would hurt low-income Americans and the whole economy.
Many young South African mothers who deserve to get the child support grant are excluded.
Littering in protest is indicative of a discordant society, and a culture of littering can tell us a lot about a society's ethos.
Mandela’s reconciliation message may have partly reflected his view of the world. But it was also a product of his party, the ANC.
A scholar of literary radicalism asks whether Marx's writings are at all relevant to the world's struggles with inequality today and why he's no longer being relegated to the dustbin of history.
The removal of Jacob Zuma from power is to be welcomed but, it's not the answer to South Africa's problems.
Each person experiences pain differently, depending on his or her genetic makeup. That makes it difficult to figure out what treatments patients need.
Data reveals that South Africa's strike action is lower than many other countries, and not as prolonged as politicians claim.
When it comes to incomes, millennials in Australia haven't fallen behind.
Black lives in Brazil are devalued and subject to violence on a horrific scale.
Affluent consumers may have more access to information about food than lower-income earners, but they are just as vulnerable to misinformation and pseudoscience.
Stories from the ground highlighted the unmet needs of people who are vulnerable and who are left behind.
Inequality is decried at campaign rallies and in the global commentariat. But little is being done at any policy level.
When activists have sought to rename main thoroughfares that don’t serve just primarily black neighborhoods, they have faced many challenges.
A scholar argues how MLK's ideas and thoughts remain underappreciated in wider public consciousness.
The people who have the most to gain from the extraordinary resources of the internet are missing out, including those not employed, older Australians and migrants from non-English speaking countries.
About 20,000 Californians were once sterilized under state eugenics laws. New research shows Latinos were disproportionately targeted. Is there any opportunity today to address these wrongs?
How Americans decide who can come into the country and who can stay reflects beliefs about what makes people worthy of opportunity.