A racial wealth gap is persisting after centuries enslavement and systemic discrimination.
Thanks to demographic and political changes, Democratic contenders are addressing this issue for the first time.
Mmusi Maimane, leader of South Africa’s main opposition party, the Democratic Alliance, on the campaign trail.
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There is a huge divide between what is important right now and what the election is likely to be about.
Land reform discussions in Namibia don’t address capital or profits.
Shortcomings of Namibia's land reforms suggest that voluntary, market-based transactions might not be suitable.
President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh.
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Young people of color are disproportionately affected by the lifelong consequences of having a criminal record.
The flaws in the political settlement that ended apartheid need urgent attention.
Mandela’s reconciliation message may have partly reflected his view of the world. But it was also a product of his party, the ANC.
Nearly 100 percent of all black voters in Alabama supported Doug Jones for Senate. What can he offer this base in return?
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Almost 100 percent of black Alabamians voted for Doug Jones. The Democratic senator-elect can thank this key base by addressing his home state's problems with rural poverty, education and health care.
Only 5 percent of agricultural workers in Mexico are white, while almost 30 percent of white-collar workers are. That’s just one stat confirming that, yes, racism exists in Mexico, too.
Mexico may celebrate its mixed-race heritage, but a new study shows that racism is powerful there. Darker-skinned Mexicans earn less and finish fewer years of schooling than white citizens.
Cookham House, near Arnold Circus – the first council housing in the UK.
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The physical segregation of cities has a crucial role in poverty and access to public services.
Race-neutral affirmative action can help identify first-generation students like Blanca Diaz and LaQuintah Garrett.
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Race-conscious admissions policies are still the best way to achieve diversity on campus. Yet, some race-neutral methods could help colleges improve diversity – and stand up to legal scrutiny.
Grounds of Hand Up Ministries in Oklahoma City houses sex offenders.
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Beginning in the 1990s, all 50 US states and Washington, DC created public sex offender registries. Do they do more to help or hurt?
Stuyvesant High School students arrive on the first day in 2015.
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Elite exam schools are some of the least diverse public schools in the US. Here's how colleges like Harvard could teach high schools like Stuyvesant to improve their admissions process.
Some minorities are less likely to think that their college dreams could become a reality.
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While most Americans do aspire to higher education, college is not a reality for many. But why is the gap between hopes and reality larger for some? And how can we strive for equity?
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.
Wealth inequality is a bigger challenge than income inequality in South Africa.
When South African inequality is discussed, the focus tends to be on income brackets. But the main problem is wealth inequality
Supporters of the Congress of South African Trade Unions march in the streets of Johannesburg. Economic freedom has eluded the majority of South Africans.
Economic transformation of unequal societies in a democratising context is difficult. This requires a creative mix of policy options underpinned by a commitment to social justice.
Last Saturday, presidential hopefuls Bernie Sanders and Martin O’Malley were booed and heckled by liberal activists at a town hall discussion at the Netroots Nation annual conference. Why would attendees…
If you can’t see it, does race not exist?
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Do academics need to change the way they teach race? What is the impact of students having been socialized to believe that "race doesn't matter"?