Many Catholics and some Christians celebrate the Feast of the Holy Cross during the fall. A scholar revisits the history of the cross, how it became a symbol of divine love, but also of violence.
Crime related to Islamophobia and anti-Semitism have shown an increase in recent years. An expert explains that American antagonism toward Islamic and Jewish traditions goes back nearly 500 years
A philosopher argues that moral responsibility for past transgressions can actually change over time. The test lies in how deeply an individual has changed.
The deepening geographic, racial, gender and educational divisions in America shows some striking parallels between the nation today and in the 1920s.
What is interesting about the true story is what Lee doesn’t have the time, or perhaps the inclination, to show.
BlacKkKlansman is more than a good story: it expertly weaves together comedy with serious drama to bring the story of past racism to illuminate our present day issues.
In 1979, David Duke told the media he had launched a wildly successful recruiting drive in Connecticut. A local reporter wanted to test Duke's claims – so he filled out an application to join the KKK.
A scholar argues how MLK's ideas and thoughts remain underappreciated in wider public consciousness.
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?
Far from the millions-strong mass movement of years gone by, today's 'Klan' is really just a smattering of assorted local hate groups.
Having stoked white resentment for his own benefit throughout his campaign, Trump is still emboldening it.
The first US Truth and Reconciliation Commission was set up in 1999. Here's why truth commissions matter today.
The understandable outrage at neo-Nazis rallying for Trump shouldn't distract from the complex realities of American racism.
An academic who has studied the American far right explores whether the alt-right can become a sustained political force.
The former KKK grand wizard from Louisiana is hopeful Trump supporters will turn out for his bid for U.S. Senate. Political scientists who have studied his career consider his chances.
The 'Jesus' controversy is often considered a watershed moment in the Beatles’s career. And yet it remains largely misunderstood.
100 years ago, America's infamous racist group staged a near-takeover of the nation's film and media industries. Here's how they did it.
It officially ended 150 years ago on April 9 in Appomattox with General Lee's surrender, but the deep divisions that produced the Civil War still roil our national psyche.
At the root of today's racial troubles on campuses is the past, when most American universities were intimately connected to slave trade and slavery. Harvard, Princeton, Brown were no exception.