Genetic testing is revealing important information about disease risks, and consumers can now pay for a test to know their risk. They might be better off if their doctors considered these risks, too.
Research on how black people try to avoid racism in their daily lives shows that following white, mainstream standards can have mixed results.
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.
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.
How southern accents, Puerto Ricans and bias at the polls could change the map of traditional swing states as we know it.
Two major trials in the killings of black victims in South Carolina start this week. Learn about the state's past and present struggle with racial violence in this roundup.
Protests erupted against the killing of black men by police in Tulsa and Charlotte. This roundup looks at research on racial violence and explains where there might be potential solutions.
Hair has long been a source of anxiety and shame for African-Americans. One psychologist has made it her life's work to reverse this trend.
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.
The struggle for equal rights for black citizens in the U.S. today is backed by the promise of the 14th Amendment. A historian takes us back to the grassroots movements that led to its passage.
The men who killed police officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge were black veterans. A historian explains black veterans' long struggle to live with inequality in their military service, and back home.
On the surface – and when compared to the Oscars – the 2016 Tonys looked like a groundbreaking moment for diversity in entertainment. But when it comes to inclusion, Broadway has a long way to go.
More than 150 years of scholarship and activism hasn't brought us any closer to consensus.
It places Davis in a continuing, living history of African-American sound, rather than planting him on a pedestal.
Scholars argue that the affirmative action case could have consequences for the educational success of students of color.
Californian rap and jazz poetry may sound like an odd mix – but both are rooted in historic inequalities
I taught at Mizzou from 1996 to 2008. Here's why the events don't surprise me.
As the debate spreads from Missouri to universities across the country, insights from The Conversation's coverage of race on campus.
Routine interrogations between police officers and students have escalated into physical conflicts. Why do such escalations occur?
African-American children tell stories that are vivid, elaborate, and rich in imagery. These skills help support their early literacy skills. How can schools take advantage of this?