Summer time and time to cool off in a pool or lake? The statistics reveal that race complicates the issue: in the U.S., Black people drown at five times the rate of white people.
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 fault lines between highly segregated neighbourhoods have been linked to higher crime rates and mental health issues.
Where people live in the US is still often influenced by racial discrimination. Is the federal government doing enough to carry out the vision of the civil rights era legislation?
African-American minister, theologian and mystic, Howard Thurman, left a profound influence on Martin Luther King Jr.
A dating site has been told to take down its ads, but science highlights some fascinating truths about internet love.
In the 1960s, white newspaper journalists exploited racial divisions to help build the GOP's southern firewall.
A demagogue playing the media to legitimise extreme movements and radical right-wing causes? The US has been here before.
With some tinkering, a federal tax credit that encourages developers to create new units that low-income Americans can afford to rent might yield other benefits.
A mostly white community in Alabama is being allowed to secede from its mostly black school district. Parents are claiming school quality is at stake, but is it really just segregation in disguise?
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.
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.
And it's largely to do with sex, death and moving house.
Mixed neighbourhoods won't necessarily make people friendlier.
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.
Charleston's Cannon Street YMCA All-Stars thought they'd have a chance to compete for a spot in the coveted Little League World Series. But South Carolina's Little League director had other ideas.
The 'Jesus' controversy is often considered a watershed moment in the Beatles’s career. And yet it remains largely misunderstood.
The rhetoric of racial purity is full of suggestive terms like illness, weakening and dilution. These imply the medicalisation of the nation.
Some economic models tell us that segregation is inevitable. Is it really?