Pro-tolerance march in Des Moines, Iowa, in 2015.
Diversity is an enormously appealing and powerful concept, yet it can also distract us from the focus we need to face today’s pressing social issues. So what’s the way forward?
Visual artist Lorna Simpson speaks at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts Medal Gala in May 2018.
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Simpson, who has made the black body the focal point of her work, discusses her biggest influences and the challenges of creating in our current cultural and political climate.
Notting Hill Carnival: set up in the wake of race riots.
What is the legacy of the Empire Windrush for black Britishness today?
What are your in-groups and out-groups?
Our neural circuits lead us to find comfort in those like us and unease with those who differ, resulting in a battle between reward and distrust. But these brain connections aren't the end of the story.
Actress Nicolle Rochelle, who appeared on several episodes of ‘The Cosby Show.’
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Any movement against sexual assault must take into account historical, state-sanctioned violence against black women in the US that goes back centuries.
Rapper Drake watches the action at an NBA game in Toronto in 2016. A recent battle between Drake and Pusha-T brought the issue of blackface back into the headlines.
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Is blackface ever innocent? Is it less racist when a Black person enacts it as a statement of resistance? Because of our history of deep and ongoing racism in Canada, the answer is no.
Employees of Starbucks Coffee in the United States and Canada will receive “implicit bias” training.
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Starbucks is implementing implicit bias training for its employees in the United States and Canada. Even though we are not aware implicit biases, they lead to discriminatory behaviours.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer immigrants are generally not considered by policymakers and settlement providers.
A recent study reveals that immigrant-serving organizations in Ontario and Newfoundland and Labrador do not demonstrate an awareness of racially diverse LGBTQ immigrants.
South African rugby player Ashwin Willemse (in green jersey) playing against New Zealand’s All Blacks in 2003.
Race still plays a big part in South African society. Sport is no exception.
Meghan Markle’s mixed race identity has been the topic of conversation leading up to her wedding to Prince Harry. That’s a good thing.
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Journalist Stan Grant has argued that we need to stop talking about Meghan Markle's 'mixed race' identity. But our society still categorises people according to race - and we need to discuss this.
A heated debate is unfolding on Twitter about whether it's OK to compare middle-aged white men to boiled meat.
Anti-racism protestors sit in at the Starbucks where two black men were arrested.
At Starbucks, where the staff turnover is lower than most, anti-bias training might make a small difference. Maybe.
The cast of ‘Black Panther.’
Seeing is not just believing. Seeing changes what we believe, about ourselves and about other people.
Racist behaviour in universities manifests itself in nuanced and covert ways.
After opening in 1943, “Oklahoma!” was an instant hit and had a run of over 2,000 performances.
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The Broadway hit offered an escape from the anxieties of World War II. But the America it portrayed – unified, patriotic and white – rings hollow today.
Linda Brown Smith, right, and her two children in their Topeka, KS home 1974.
While Linda Brown is being celebrated for her role in the historic Brown v. Board of Education case that desegregated US schools, a researcher says the story behind the case is more complex.
South African court rules that racism is a criminal offence.
Past cases indicate that verbal crimen injuria is not that serious. But a landmark sentence in South Africa has changed that.
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What would our church and society look like if we were confronted with the reality that the body hung on the cross was brown?
The Commonwealth Games is often dubbed the ‘friendly games’, but its history shows that friendliness applies only to ‘the right sort of people’.
Preparations for next month’s Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast are pushing homeless people out of town, and out of the state. Sadly, that's not unusual for events of this sort.
Celebrating the Chinese Lunar New Year of the Dog in Manhattan’s Chinatown.
Asian-Americans are extremely diverse. Fear of giving the government personal data may make it more difficult to provide the right educational, health care and other services to specific populations.