The story of African-American music is a story of eclipsing expectations and subverting norms.
In 1958, Mildred and Richard Loving were arrested in Virginia for the crime of being married. The couple helped spark an effort to strike down laws against interracial marriage in the United States.
Research on how black people try to avoid racism in their daily lives shows that following white, mainstream standards can have mixed results.
The debate about white monopoly capital in post-apartheid South Africa is good for the country's politics but it tends to come with bad sociology.
In the US and South Africa, "passing" as another race has a long and painful history. Controversial American Rachel Dolezal's "passing" to justify her identity makes a mockery of such histories.
People in some of the most unequal countries in the world think theirs is the paradigm of meritocracy. Can the data help explain this phenomenon?
Implicit racial bias, measured across Europe.
Trump's administration plans to ramp up prosecution of unauthorized border crossings. Here's the story of how it became illegal in the first place.
To white Americans, the idea that skin color and toughness go hand-in-hand might seem odd. But in the black community, it's a big deal.
While minor right-wing parties are advancing specific policy agendas, Australia's major right-of-centre force appears to be grappling with internal divisions about its policy direction.
Why is cycling such a white sport?
To understand the full context of Rachel Dolezal's 'transracialism' it pays to look at the history of race and slavery.
The national pastime is more than just a sport. In this roundup, we feature stories about baseball's relationship to race, politics, the media and health.
While Costa Ricans pride their country for being an oasis of stability in Latin America, the nation has struggled with restrictive laws and social attitudes toward immigrants from Nicaragua.
Until La La Land can star two actors of colour or two women in the leading roles, Hollywood will have a diversity problem.
Nine out of 10 rural places experienced increases in diversity from 1990 to 2010. Data show a more diverse future is guaranteed across all of America, and there's no going back.
With the number of multiracial Americans growing, there's a fierce debate in the black community over who's black – and who isn't.
Hidden Figures is certainly inspirational, but the racial politics of the space programme were hardly so easily settled.
His landmark contributions to anthropology have faded from memory, despite real-world policy impact during the mid-20th century.
Black politicians throughout US history have struggled to overcome deep, negative stereotypes held against them by white Americans. Obama succeeded at the highest level. Here's how.