Joe Louis and Neil Scott help Isaac Woodard up a set a stairs soon after a beating left him blind.
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Seventy years ago, a horrific beating left a black World War II vet blind. His determined fight for justice would earn the support of Orson Welles, Woody Guthrie – and even the president.
Everyone ticks multiple demographic boxes.
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No one is only their sex or only their race or only their sexual orientation. Social psychologists are starting to investigate how people of multiple minority groups are perceived.
O.J. Simpson, flanked by his lawyers, pumps his fists after the verdict is read in October 1995.
It was a true media bonanza – and we now know that the media played a powerful role in influencing public perception of guilt or innocence.
The problems of diversity are deeply rooted, extending beyond an annual awards show.
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Underneath the sheen of the Oscars is an arcane organization that's historically sought to consolidate power.
2016’s ‘lily-white’ Oscar-nominated actors.
Critiques of the Academy Awards’ lack of diversity have become a well-rehearsed response to the revelation of nominees. But this year, something might give.
Woody Guthrie lived in Fred Trump’s Beach Haven apartment complex for two years.
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In the 1950s, Woody Guthrie lived in one of Fred Trump's buildings. In newly discovered, never before published writings, Guthrie bitterly rails against the developer's color line.
More than 11 million people tuned in to the primetime special.
The most-tweeted live television event was a hit with black audiences, who also noticed a shift in the ads that aired.
Students are demanding more diverse faculty.
Many students arrive at college without ever having a non-white teacher. Professors of color can inspire higher order thinking and analysis.
Rosa Parks was a hero in the fight against segregation ... but she was just one of many.
There is some dismay at the idea of academic attention being paid to these celebrities.Here's why it's important.
What was that supposed to mean?
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These innocuous-on-the-surface comments and actions take a psychological toll on marginalized groups. Here's why they're a part of campus debates on race.
Australia’s white privilege exists, and is alive, as Indigenous Australians remind us that they are ‘still here’.
It doesn’t take long as an Indigenous Australian returning from overseas to be reminded that we are a nation of white privilege.
#WeStandWithMizzou activists join the movement.
Jackie Rehwald, Springfield News Leader
As the debate spreads from Missouri to universities across the country, insights from The Conversation's coverage of race on campus.
Universities struggling with racist past?
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Clemson students have been organizing over the past two years on issues of racism and inclusion. What if the Clemson Tigers decided to do what the Missouri Tigers did?
The Lawrence case has allowed black police officers to speak up about racism within the force.
Reports of an inquiry into allegations that police tried to shield the killers suggest the murder has yet to be fully investigated.
Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista flips his bat after hitting the go-ahead three-run home run in Game 5 of the ALDS.
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Why do white players seem so intent on preserving an unspoken set of rules?
At the film premiere of Suffragette, Sisters Uncut’s Dead Women Can’t Vote campaigners protested against Britain’s domestic violence policies by featuring the colours of the Women’s Social and Political Union.
When Meryl Streep and the stars of the upcoming film Suffragette donned t-shirts emblazoned with the quote "I'd rather be a rebel than a slave," they reignited a contentious debate in feminism.
Fanfiction: all it takes is to imagine a story beyond the canonical work.
Fanfiction is nebulous, confusing and often mocked. It's also explosively popular. So what is it?
Ah, Twitter. So quick to bear arms in righteous indignation. But so quick, too, to forget. This week “the internet”, which term has usurped what used to be known as “public opinion”, is upset about some…
Music is culturally - and not racially - ingrained.
It seems that different races listen to different music, but it is actually culture and value that determines this, not skin colour.