In a new book, philosophers argue that Lego's coloured bricks are not just a toy, but a tool that raises challenging questions about creativity, conformity and culture.
We're pouring cold water on old ideas in this episode: from why the population of Easter Island really declined and what makes a good urban legend.
The Steinhoff corporate scandal will do South Africa a huge service if it makes the point that corruption and mismanagement have nothing to do with race.
Extensive research has been done on poverty and inequality in South Africa but more is needed to better understand the status quo and mainly inter-sectional factors that drive inequality.
An analysis of more than 800 top-grossing films suggests diverse movies struggle in front of international audiences.
Much of the Harry and Meghan coverage has ignored the royal family's complicated history with race and "blood" and its insistence on continuing outdated traditions.
Human heart transplantation is 50 years old.
In the 1960s, white newspaper journalists exploited racial divisions to help build the GOP's southern firewall.
There's still far too much we don't know about hate crimes in the US – and that affects how we study and enforce these crimes.
The use of the word Eskimos for a Canadian football team needs to end. It signals negative stereotypes and is considered by most Inuit to be a racial slur.
A newly published batch of Ernest Hemingway’s letters could change the way we think about the author's influences, relationships with other writers and views on race.
Atlanta is a black majority city that has elected black mayors since 1973. Two candidates now face a runoff in December.
Neither the spurious 'facts' about killings of police nor the supposedly 'colour-blind' logic of the backlash against Black Lives Matter hold up under scrutiny. Instead, they confirm its point.
A controversial panel on Indiana University's campus depicts Ku Klux Klan members, but Benton had a reason for including them. Is avoidance really the best way to deal with dark episodes of the past?
Prejudice and stereotypes are part of why social inequality persists. Social scientists use tests to measure the implicit biases people harbor and see how much they relate to actions.
While many South African police officers, who were born into poverty, grew to appreciate the job, they want more for their children - careers requiring degrees - and work to provide them.
Despite the promise of Black Lives Matter, it has not been taken up as a central political movement by Indigenous Australians.
The legitimacy of the IQ test is still hotly debated.
Despite their dangers, skin-bleaching products are grow in popularity in Africa, Asia and even Europe. France's colonial history holds one of the keys to better understanding this trend.
A recent study might explain why there's been such divergent, emotional responses to the NFL protests.