Half a century after the federal government voided Jim Crow laws, the criminal justice system still discriminates against African Americans.
Thanks to demographic and political changes, Democratic contenders are addressing this issue for the first time.
The public was shocked by the blackface image on Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's yearbook page. But if blackface is now taboo, there was a time when it played a big role in American culture.
Does Anne Moody's memoir represent how far we've come as a society. Or is it a stark reminder of how far we need to go?
One year after Charlottesville's white supremacist march, US racism is seen primarily as a Southern-grown problem. But Jim Crow laws started in the North, which has a long history of systemic racism.
The National Memorial for Peace and Justice helps demonstrate that the lynching of black people was not the fault of victims. But telling this history risks re-traumatizing the black community.
Donald Glover's music video is a multi-layered political statement which aims to kick its audience out of its complacency.
At Starbucks, where the staff turnover is lower than most, anti-bias training might make a small difference. Maybe.
King led one of the most successful resistance movements in American history. A scholar explains King's strategies in resistance.
White Americans have been in denial about the fact that police go after Black men and other men of colour. But the research and statistics kept by state and federal agencies show this happens.
What WWII-era African-American protests reveal about the historical relationship between Nazism and white supremacy in the United States.
There are three very different kinds of liberty. When people talk about religious liberty, what kind of liberty they might mean?
When war broke out, black Americans fought in segregated units to serve their country. The breath of freedom they experienced in Europe flamed the fight for equality when they returned home.
How far we've really come since two very different individuals took a stand against racism 60 years ago.
How white Republicans and white Democrats feel about Muslims is influencing their candidate choice as well as willingness to vote in the 2016 election.
On the 20th anniversary of Bill Clinton's promise to "end welfare as we know it," a social work scholar asks why child poverty is still such a problem in the U.S. and what race has to do with it.
Much has been written about Robinson’s first major league game. Far less is known about the first integrated spring training game in Florida.
Seventy years ago, a horrific beating left a black World War II vet blind. His determined fight for justice would earn the support of Orson Welles, Woody Guthrie – and even the president.
Martin Luther King's legacy must be contextualised within a larger global struggle against racism and hatred. Africans should revisit the values he espoused and continue with the anti-racism crusade.
What message does it send when we remove symbols of an unsavory – but important – part of American history?