Freedom and tolerance are Norwegian values that don’t apply equally to all.
André Kongevold / flickr
Freedom, social progress and tolerance are Norwegian values, but not everyone there gets to enjoy them equally.
In India, a light complexion is associated with power, status and beauty, fueling an innovative and growing market of skin-bleaching products.
Indian girls grow up in an environment where they are constantly reminded that fair is beautiful.
Most people think they’re above average intelligence. But we can’t all be above average.
People tend to hold inflated impressions of their own intelligence: most people think they are above average.
A young woman protests at a “Not My President” demonstration against Donald Trump in New York in December 2016.
According to famed anthropologist Arjun Appadurai, the central question of our times is whether we’re witnessing the worldwide rejection of liberal democracy and its replacement by some sort of populist…
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau welcomes Syrian refugees arriving in Canada in December 2015.
News organizations have a powerful role in informing the public about refugee and migrant issues. Research shows they've struggled to do so in a way that humanizes Syrian refugees.
The prime minister has suspended the whip from Anne Marie Morris, but she can't be dismissed as an MP for her remarks.
Oak Grove Acapella Singers, a Gospel group of Chester County, Tennessee, being recorded while singing in the office of the preacher at the Oak Grove Church of Christ.
Tennessee State Library and Archives
As the African-American Music
Appreciation Month comes to a close, a scholar discusses the role of early preachers in shaping gospel music.
In this fantasy episode of “The Mindy Project,” Mindy Lahiri dreams of becoming a white man after getting rejected for a job.
When philosopher Rebecca Tuvel asked if racial identity could be as fluid as gender, she unleashed a storm of controversy and anger. Instead of shutting her down, we should listen and debate.
The Slants in concert/Tommy Byrd/Flickr
Have American companies just been given the green light to deploy "edgy" branding that goes way too far?
Fresh Air host Mark Stucky of Newton, Kansas shook hands with Thomas Flowers from Gulfport, Mississippi, as Doris Zerger Stucky – Mark’s mother – watched in this 1960 photo.
Mennonite Library & Archives, Bethel, Kansas
Many urban children who took part in a program that was supposed to enrich their lives dealt with racism instead. Why can't this cultural exchange become a two-way street?
Children as young as three internalise a bias against dark skin.
At the root of the skin bleaching phenomenon is a psychological complex.
Do people use the internet in ways that disadvantage nonwhites?
The physical world is racially segregated as a result of structural racism. A researcher examines whether similar problems exist online.
Protesters march past the venue for the World Economic Forum on Africa 2017 meeting in Durban, South Africa.
Popular protest is on the rise globally, particularly in places with deeply entrenched inequalities.
Children gather around a fossil skull at a South African museum.
As an intellectual history of the disciplines of paleontology and paleoanthropology, Kuljan’s book is especially adept at narrating the interwoven connections between science and power.
Should we celebrate the multicultural rainbow, or look away?
Cultural diversity is an inescapable fact of modern life. How we should think about it is less obvious. Should we celebrate the multicultural rainbow, merge its colours into one – like a colour wheel spinning…
Ancient Greek philosopher Socrates is famous for having been called wise in part because he wouldn’t label himself wise.
It is a tall order to try to become wise. And the bad news is that it appears harder than many philosophers have thought.
More needs to be done to stop racist attacks and abuse in UK classrooms.
Man has his hair cut by his father in Goldsboro, Florida.
Research on how black people try to avoid racism in their daily lives shows that following white, mainstream standards can have mixed results.
British Muslims adopt a variety of clothing styles, from traditional to contemporary Western.
Mohammed Tawsif Salam
... and that won't make anyone safer in the long run.
Robert E Lee Monument at Lee Circle, New Orleans, Louisiana.
Memorials to confederate generals are lightning rods today for the same racist views they fought for 150 years ago.