Justice Antonin Scalia’s recent comments have provoked a lot of reaction.
Scholars argue that the affirmative action case could have consequences for the educational success of students of color.
Ice-T performing at a music festival.
Californian rap and jazz poetry may sound like an odd mix – but both are rooted in historic inequalities
Why the racist incidents at Mizzou are not surprising.
I taught at Mizzou from 1996 to 2008. Here's why the events don't surprise me.
#WeStandWithMizzou activists join the movement.
Jackie Rehwald, Springfield News Leader
As the debate spreads from Missouri to universities across the country, insights from The Conversation's coverage of race on campus.
Why are there so many escalations with the police on campus?
Paul A. Hernandez
Routine interrogations between police officers and students have escalated into physical conflicts. Why do such escalations occur?
African-American kids have strong storytelling skills.
African-American children tell stories that are vivid, elaborate, and rich in imagery. These skills help support their early literacy skills. How can schools take advantage of this?
Entertainers or performers?
Academia suffers from a stunning lack of diversity. Only 6% of academics in higher education are black. What are some of the experiences of black faculty?
Amarion Allen, 11, stands in front of police in Ferguson, Missouri on Aug. 9, 2015.
Community policing efforts in New Haven and Gainesville offer a stark contrast to military-style policing.
How are race discussions happening in classrooms and what is missing?
What is the experience of white students when racial issues are being taught in classrooms? Are we missing engaging an essential part of diversity?
‘Do you believe us now?’
While the Charleston shooting is unusually horrifying, many of the themes of this tragedy are symptomatic of the nature of hate violence in our country
Mourners in Charleston, SC.
The killing of nine people in Charleston's AME Church was motivated by racism, first and foremost, but also sexism.
Homeschooling for black children is increasing.
Mother image via www.shutterstock.com
A scholar finds black parents are homeschooling kids to protect them from racism and what they see as a Eurocentric education.
The Slave Trade painted by a French abolitionist artist.
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The blurring of the line between the military and the police, especially in the US, is now on the political agenda following recent events in Ferguson, Missouri.
Anyone watching the footage coming out of Ferguson, Missouri in recent days would be forgiven for thinking they had tuned into a scene from a combat zone, rather than suburban America. There has been a…
Excessive use of force?
The death of Michael Brown is heartbreaking, and Michelle and I send our deepest condolences to his family and his community at this very difficult time … I know the events of the past few days have prompted…
My K-pop (Korean Pop) “bias” Rain, the South Korean singer, dancer, and actor whose real name is Jung Ji-Hoon, recently released a new album called Rain Effect, which has reignited my, uh-hum, “academic…
A Houston area survey has indicated that African Americans are the most likely of all ethnic groups to emphasise post-secondary…
The acquittal of George Zimmerman, accused of the murder of black teenager Trayvon Martin, suggests there still exists deep-seated racial injustices in the US.
The criminal justice system has always been at the sharp end of race relations in the United States. Not only have African Americans been treated more harshly than whites as suspects and offenders, they…
Racial discrimination could lessen the mental health benefits usually associated with high socio-economic standing in African-American…
The red pigment in tomatoes could help prevent prostate cancer, according to researchers at a US university. A daily dose…